Economic Impact of General Aviation in


According to the 2011 Georgia Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study, general aviation contributes more than $1.2 billion annually to the state’s economy.

Aviation by the Numbers

The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that there are 95 public-use general aviation airports in Georgia. According to FAA data, the state is home to 17,913 pilots and 5,659 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

The 2011 Georgia Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study found that general aviation airports support more than 10,290 jobs and a payroll of $354 million.

Economic Impact

The same study estimated that general aviation airports contribute more than $1.2 billion annually to the state’s economy.

The FAA reports that Georgia is home to 125 repair stations, 13 FAA-approved flight schools, 3,048 student pilots and 3,345 flight instructors.

The AC-U-KWIK directory found that there are 150 fixed-base operators in the state. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 119 heliports in Georgia.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Georgia include Middle Georgia State University in Eastman.

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