Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Massachusetts


The 2019 Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Update found that general aviation airports contribute more than $630 million to the state’s economy.

Aviation by the Numbers

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 8,034 pilots and 3,046 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

The 2019 Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Update found that general aviation airports in Massachusetts support 5,166 jobs and a total payroll of over $270 million.

Economic Impact

The same study found that general aviation airports contribute more than $630 million to the Massachusetts economy.

In addition, according to the FAA, Massachusetts is home to 56 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved schools, 2,371 student pilots, 1,198 flight instructors and 3 FAA-approved maintenance schools.

According to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory, there are 39 fixed-base operators in the state. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 149 heliports in Massachusetts.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Massachusetts include Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater.

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