Economic Impact of General Aviation in


According to the 2015 Maryland Economic Impact of Airports study, general aviation airports in Maryland support more than $865 million in business-generated revenue.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Maryland Aviation Administration, the state has 35 public-use general aviation airports. According to FAA data, these airports serve 7,677 pilots and 2,284 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

The 2015 Maryland Economic Impact of Airports study found that general aviation airports support 6,317 jobs. This same study found that an additional 3,051 jobs are generated by visitors coming in and out of local general aviation airports.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation airports support more than $865 million in business-generated revenue.

FAA data found that Maryland is home to 24 repair stations, 13 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,361 flight instructors and 2,005 student pilots.

In addition, there are 22 fixed-base operators in the state that are registered in the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are over 70 heliports in Maryland.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Maryland include Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, and flight schools and flight training opportunities are present at all pubic-use airports in Maryland.

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