Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Maine


According to the 2006 Economic Impacts of Airports in Maine study, general aviation airports in Maine support over $103 million in economic output annually.

Value-Added Business Benefits

According to the 2006 Economic Impacts of Airports in Maine study, 25 percent of businesses surveyed rely on or have customers and suppliers that use general aviation. In addition, 15 percent of businesses surveyed either own, lease, charter, rent, or have fractional ownership of a general aviation airplane.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, there are 71 public-use airports in the state, which serve 2,409 pilots and 1,090 active general aviation aircraft.

According to the 2006 Economic Impacts of Airports in Maine study, more than 130,000 visitors arrive to Maine via general aviation aircraft every year.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2006 Economic Impacts of Airports in Maine study, general aviation airports support over 1,500 jobs and a payroll of $39.4 million annually.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation airports in Maine support over $103 million in economic output annually.

According to FAA data, Maine is home to 15 repair stations, 3 FAA-approved pilot schools, 472 flight students and 380 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 27 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 28 heliports in Maine.

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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 Maine, choose from the list below.

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