Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Missouri


According to the 2012 Missouri Statewide Airports Economic Study, general aviation airports in Missouri support an economic impact of over $857 million.

Airports Enhance Missouri's Quality of Life

According to the 2012 Missouri Statewide Airports Economic Study, various state and federal agencies use Missouri’s system of airports to support law enforcement, prisoner transport, natural resource monitoring and aerial mapping.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the state is home to 115 public-use general aviation airports. The FAA reports that these airports support 8,904 pilots and 3,985 active general aviation aircraft in the state.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2012 Missouri Statewide Airports Economic Study, general aviation airports in Missouri support a total of 7,449 jobs and sustain a payroll of over $300 million.

Economic Impact

The same study found that general aviation airports in Missouri support an economic impact of over $857 million.

Missouri is home to 59 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,821 student pilots and 1,626 flight instructors. In addition, there are 93 fixed-base operators in the state according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 123 heliports in Missouri.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Missouri include St. Louis University and University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

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