Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Indiana


According to the 2012 Indiana Airports’ Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Indiana support 32,132 jobs and a payroll of about $1.8 billion.

General Aviation in Indiana

According to the 2012 Indiana Airports’ Economic Impact Study, the total annual economic impact of general aviation airports to Indiana’s economy is about $5.9 billion.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, there are 117 public-use airports and 9,342 pilots in Indiana. There are also 3,387 active general aviation aircraft in the state according to the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2012 Indiana Airports’ Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Indiana support 69,149 jobs and sustain a payroll of about $4.1 billion.

Economic Impact

The same study estimates that the total annual economic impact of general aviation airports to Indiana’s economy is about $5.9 billion.

The FAA reports that Indiana is home to 54 repair stations, 9 FAA-approved flight schools, 1,782 student pilots and 1,679 flight instructors. There are 74 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to FAA, there are 132 heliports in the state.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Indiana include Indiana State University in Terre Haute and Purdue in West Lafayette. In addition, Purdue University, Indiana State University, Vincennes University, Embry-Riddle, and Ivy Tech all have programs that allow for students to get degrees in aviation and aerospace.

Additionally, manufacturer Rolls Royce has facilities in Indiana where general aviation aircraft engines are produced and GE is also manufacturing turbine engines in Lafayette, Indiana.

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