Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Maryland


According to the 2018 Economic Impact of Public Use Airports in Maryland study, public-use airports in Maryland support more than $867 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 9,380 pilots and 2,157 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

The 2018 Economic Impact of Public Use Airports in Maryland study found that public-use airports support over 9,900 jobs and a total payroll of more than $582 million.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, public use airports support more than $867 million in business-generated revenue.

According to FAA data, Maryland is home to 27 repair stations, 13 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,453 flight instructors and 3,993 student pilots.

In addition, there are 23 fixed-base operators in the state that are registered in the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to the Maryland Aviation Administration, there are over 89 heliports in Maryland.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Maryland include Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville and University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne.

Colby Ferguson, Maryland Farm Bureau

"Transportation and aviation, including small aircraft and airports, are crucial to supporting our farms, and as a result, our economy and local communities."

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