Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Kansas


According to the 2016 Kansas Aviation Economic Impact Study Update, NPIAS airports in Kansas support more than $9 billion in economic activity annually.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, Division of Aviation, Kansas has 138 public-use airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 6,961 pilots and 5,390 registered general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2016 Kansas Aviation Economic Impact Study Update, NPIAS airports in Kansas support 33,993 jobs and an overall payroll of more than $1.8 billion.

Economic Impact

According to the 2016 Kansas Aviation Economic Impact Study Update, NPIAS airports in Kansas support more than $9 billion in economic activity annually. According to the same study, aerial applicator value to Kansas agriculture accounts for more than $490 million.

FAA data shows that Kansas is home to 100 repair stations, 6 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,626 student pilots and 1,417 flight instructors. In addition, there are 90 fixed-base operators in the state registered in the AC-U-KWIK database. According to the FAA, Kansas has 48 heliports.

According to the Kansas DOT Aviation Division, post-secondary academic aviation and flight training programs reside at schools in Dodge City, Hesston, McPherson, Salina and Wichita.

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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 Kansas, choose from the list below.

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