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.

Van Nuys Airport

According to the 2007 Economic Impact Study of Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys Airport supports 12,317 jobs and sustains a payroll of over $707 million.

Aviation by the Numbers

According the 2015 California Division of Aeronautics fact sheet, California has 218 public-use general aviation airports, 59,841 FAA certified pilots and 29,211 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. According to the 2015 study Los Angeles World Airports: Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys Airport supports 10,480 jobs, has a labor income of $674.6 million, and an economic output of over $2 billion.

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.

FAA data estimates that California is home to 608 repair stations, 70 FAA-approved pilot schools, 12,482 flight students and 9,670 flight instructors. According to Caltrans DOT, Division of Aeronautics, there are 505 heliports in California.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in California include San Jose State University in San Jose, 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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