Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Mississippi


According to the 2014 Economic Impact of Mississippi Airports study, general aviation contributes more than $488 million to Mississippi’s economy each year.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the 2014 Economic Impact of Mississippi Airportss study, there are 66 public-use general aviation airports in the state of Mississippi. According to FAA data, Mississippi airports support 2,063 active general aviation aircraft and 4,014 pilots.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2014 Economic Impact of Mississippi Airports study, general aviation airports in Mississippi support 3,610 jobs with a total annual payroll of more than $123 million.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation airports contribute more than $488 million to Mississippi’s economy each year.

According to FAA data, Mississippi is home to 24 repair stations, 4 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,021 student pilots and 654 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 59 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 45 heliports in Mississippi.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Mississippi include Delta State University in Cleveland.

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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 Mississippi, choose from the list below.

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