Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Minnesota


According to the 2019 Minnesota Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study, general aviation in Minnesota contributes over $1.6 billion to the state’s total economic output.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the 2019 Minnesota Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study, the state has 124 public general aviation airports. According to the FAA, there are 6,365 registered aircraft with 13,352 pilots in the state.

Number of Jobs

The same study also shows that general aviation supports more than 13,000 jobs in Minnesota, resulting in more than $507 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation in Minnesota contributes over $1.6 billion to the state’s total economic output.

According to FAA data, Minnesota is home to 51 repair stations, 12 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,274 student pilots, and 2,763 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 105 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, there are a total of 83 heliports in Minnesota.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Minnesota include Minnesota State University in Mankato and Academy College in Bloomington.

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