Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Arkansas


According to the 2036 Arkansas Statewide Airport System Plan Update, the economic output of general aviation airports in Arkansas is over $467 million annually.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the 2036 Arkansas Statewide Airport System Plan Update, the Arkansas airport system has 82 general aviation airports, which, according to the FAA, serve 6,532 pilots and 3,292 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2036 Arkansas Statewide Airport System Plan Update, general aviation airports in Arkansas support over 5,100 jobs and an annual payroll of more than $167 million.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation airports in Arkansas support an economic impact of more than $467 million annually.

According to FAA data, Arkansas is home to 40 repair stations, 3 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,617 student pilots and 895 flight instructors. In addition, there are 79 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 114 heliports in Arkansas.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Arkansas include Henderson State University in Arkadelphia and Ozarka College in Melbourne.

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