Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Delaware


According to the 2013 Delaware Airports Economic Impact Assessment, airports in Delaware support a total economic impact of more than $1 billion annually, while general aviation airports support more than $171.3 million of economic activity in the state of Delaware annually.

Aviation Supports Jobs

According to the 2013 Delaware Airports Economic Impact Assessment, airports support more than 12,000 jobs in the state.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Delaware Department of Transportation, there are 9 public-use general aviation airports in the state, which serve 1,365 pilots and 1,885 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2013 Delaware Airports Economic Impact Assessment, airports support more than 12,000 jobs in the state.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, airports in Delaware support a total economic impact of more than $1 billion annually, while general aviation airports support more than $171.3 million of economic activity in the state of Delaware each year.

According to the FAA, Delaware is home to 7 repair stations, 3 FAA-approved pilot schools, 312 flight students and 267 flight instructors.

In addition, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory, there are 7 fixed-base operators registered in the state. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 11 heliports in Delaware.

According to the University Aviation Association, there is a flight department at Delaware State University in Dover.

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