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 FAA, Arkansas has 99 publicly-owned, public-use airports, which serve 5,444 pilots and 3,331 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 43 repair stations, 4 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,625 student pilots and 796 flight instructors. In addition, there are 81 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.

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

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