Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Connecticut


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in Connecticut contributes over $7.4 billion to the state’s total economic output.

The Aerospace Sector in Connecticut

United Technologies Corporation, the parent company of Pratt & Whitney, UTC Aerospace Systems and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, is based in Hartford. Pratt & Whitney, based in East Hartford, has 31,700 employees and Sikorsky, based in Stratford, has 16,524 employees.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Connecticut Airport Authority, the state is home to 20 public-use general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 4,903 pilots and 1,613 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation supports 30,300 jobs in Connecticut, resulting in over $2.6 billion in labor income. United Technologies Corporation, the parent company of Pratt &Whitney, UTC Aerospace Systems and Sikorsky, is based in Hartford. Pratt & Whitney, based in East Hartford, has 31,700 employees and Sikorsky, based in Stratford, has 16,524 employees.

Economic Impact

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in Connecticut contributes over $7.4 billion to the state’s total economic output.

According to FAA data, Connecticut is home to 97 repair stations, 3 FAA-approved pilot schools, 881 flight students and 848 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 18 fixed-base operators in the state according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter International Association, there are 72 heliports in Connecticut.

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