Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Arkansas


According to the 2018 Arkansas State Airport System Plan, general aviation airports in Arkansas support more than $467 million in economic activity annually.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, Arkansas has 100 public-use airports, which serve 4,924 pilots and 2,879 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2018 Arkansas State Airport System Plan, general aviation airports in Arkansas support 5,100 jobs and an annual payroll of $166 million.

Economic Impact

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

According to FAA data, Arkansas is home to 40 repair stations, 6 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,172 student pilots and 757 flight instructors. In addition, there are 82 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 83 heliports in Arkansas.

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

Additionally, Dassault Falcon Jet has a major completion center in Arkansas.

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