Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Massachusetts


The 2014 Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Update found that general aviation airports contribute more than $516 million to the state’s economy.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the MassDOT Aeronautics Division, the state is home to 39 general aviation airports with commercial service. According to the FAA, these airports serve 7,680 pilots and 2,307 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

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.

Economic Impact

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 56 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved schools, 1,758 student pilots and 1,220 flight instructors.

According to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory, there are 41 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.

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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 Massachusetts, choose from the list below.

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