According to the Montana Airports 2016 Economic Impact Study, airports support over $2.7 billion in economic activity for the state.
According to the FAA, there are 128 public-use airports in the state, which serve 3,817 pilots and 2,385 active general aviation aircraft.
According to the Montana Airports 2016 Economic Impact Study, airports in Montana support 23,849 jobs and an annual payroll of over $838 million.
According to the same study, airports in Montana generate over $2.7 billion for the state’s economy.
According to FAA data, Montana is home to 24 repair stations, 5 FAA-approved pilot schools, 886 student pilots and 693 flight instructors.
In addition, there are 62 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 38 heliports in Montana.
According to the University Aviation Association and the Montana Department of Transportation, aviation colleges in Montana include Montana State University-Gallatin College in Bozeman, Rocky Mountain College in Billings, and the University of Montana College in Helena which offers degrees in Aeronautical Science, Aviation Management and Aviation Maintenance Technology.