The 2014 Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Update found that general aviation airports contribute more than $516 million to the state’s economy.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division, the state is home to 39 public-use airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 7,820 pilots and 2,307 active general aviation aircraft.
The 2014 Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Update found that general aviation airports in Massachusetts support 4,466 jobs and a total payroll of over $169 million.
The same study found that general aviation airports contribute more than $516 million to the Massachusetts economy.
In addition, according to the FAA, Massachusetts is home to 54 repair stations, 9 FAA-approved schools, 2,158 student pilots, 1,206 flight instructors and 3 FAA-approved maintenance schools.
According to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory, there are 40 fixed-base operators in the state. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 138 heliports in Massachusetts.
According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Massachusetts include Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater.