Economic Impact of General Aviation in

California


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in California contributes over $30.2 billion to the state’s total economic output.

Aviation by the Numbers

According the 2018 Aviation in California: Fact Sheet , California has 217 public-use general aviation airports, 58,008 FAA certified pilots and 28,402 FAA registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation supports 139,100 jobs in California, resulting in over $10.2 billion in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in California contributes over $30.2 billion to the state’s total economic output.

According to the FAA, California is home to 600 repair stations, 67 FAA-approved pilot schools, 15,528 student pilots and 9,750 flight instructors. According to the 2018 Aviation in California: Fact Sheet, there are 167 hospital and 196 corporate, police, fire, agricultural, or private heliports. In addition, there are 241 fixed-base operators according to the AC-U-KWIK directory.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in California include California Baptist University in Riverside, San Diego Christian College in Santee, University of Southern California in Los Angeles and California Aeronautical University in Ventura.

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    Across the United States, governors and mayors from all 50 states have signed proclamations recognizing the importance of aviation industry. See what has passed in California, choose from the list below.

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