Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Michigan


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in Michigan contributes over $4 billion to the state’s economy.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics, Michigan is home to 211 general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports Michigan has 13,505 pilots and 5,366 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation supports 23,300 jobs in Michigan, resulting in about $1.3 billion in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation in Michigan contributes over $4 billion to the state’s total economic output.

According to FAA data, Michigan is home to 94 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,574 student pilots and 2,463 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 116 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are private and public-use 105 heliports in Michigan.

According to the University Aviation Association, collegiate flight departments in Michigan include Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Northern Michigan University in Marquett, Lansing Community College, and Western Michigan University College of Aviation in Battle Creek.

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