Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Kentucky


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation in Kentucky contributes over $2 billion to the state’s total economic output.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Kentucky Department of Aviation, the state is home to 57 public-use airports. According to the FAA, Kentucky’s airports serve 7,521 pilots and 2,624 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation supports 11,000 jobs in Kentucky, resulting in $599 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation in Kentucky contributes over $2 billion to the state’s total economic output.

The FAA reports that Kentucky is home to 47 repair stations, 3 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,598 student pilots and 1,262 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 53 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to the Kentucky Department of Aviation, there are 139 heliports in Kentucky.

According to the University Aviation Association and the National Center for Education Statistics, flight departments in Kentucky include Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, and Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College in Cumberland.

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