Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Louisiana


According to the 2019 Louisiana Airports Economic Impact Study Update, general aviation airports in Louisiana support over $1.2 billion in economic impact annually.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Aviation Division, the state is home to 63 public-use general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 6,216 pilots and 3,550 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2019 Louisiana Airports Economic Impact Study Update, general aviation airports support more than 11,300 jobs and a payroll of over $411 million.

Economic Impact

The same study shows that general aviation airports in Louisiana support over $1.2 billion in economic impact annually.

According to FAA data, Louisiana is home to 29 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,352 student pilots and 963 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 58 fixed-base operators in Louisiana according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 260 heliports in Louisiana.

According to the University Aviation Association and the National Center for Education Statistics, flight departments in Louisiana include Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette, University of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, University of New Orleans in New Orleans and Southern University in Shreveport.

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