Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Louisiana


According to the 2015 Louisiana Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Louisiana contribute more than $966 million to the state’s economy 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 5,475 pilots and 2,807 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2015 Louisiana Airports Economic Impact Study, the state’s general aviation airports support more than 9,300 jobs and a payroll of over $296 million.

Economic Impact

The same study shows that general aviation airports in Louisiana contribute more than $966 million to the state’s economy annually.

According to FAA data, Louisiana is home to 33 repair stations, 6 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,401 student pilots and 913 flight instructors. 

In addition, there are 53 fixed-base operators in Louisiana according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 228 heliports in Louisiana.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Louisiana include Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

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