Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Idaho


According to the 2020 Idaho Airport System Plan Update, general aviation airports in Idaho contribute over $988 million to the state’s total economic output.

Aviation by the Numbers

The Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Aeronautics, reports that Idaho has 68 general aviation airports. According to FAA data, these airports serve 6,831 pilots and 3,699 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2020 Idaho Airport System Plan Update, general aviation supports over 4,600 jobs in Idaho, resulting in over $229 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation in Idaho contributes over $988 million to the state’s total economic output.

FAA data shows that Idaho is home to 34 repair stations, 2 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,165 student pilots and 1,222 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 49 fixed-base operators registered in Idaho and listed in the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 80 heliports in the state.

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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 Idaho, choose from the list below.

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