Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Massachusetts


The 2019 Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Update ound that general aviation airports support and impact of more than $630 million to the state’s economy.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division, the state is home to 30 general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 8,965 pilots and 2,725 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

The 2019 Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Update found that general aviation airports in Massachusetts support over 5,100 jobs and a total payroll of over $270 million.

Economic Impact

The same study found that general aviation airports support more than $630 million in economic impact in Massachusetts.

In addition, according to the FAA, Massachusetts is home to 50 repair stations, 7 FAA-approved schools, 3,634 student pilots, 1,272 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 149 heliports in Massachusetts.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Massachusetts include Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater and Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable.

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