Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Nebraska


According to the 2019 Nebraska Aviation Counts! Economic Impact Study, general aviation in Nebraska contributes $369 million to the state’s total economic output.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to FAA data, Nebraska has 79 public-use airports. The FAA reports that these airports serve 3,783 pilots and 2,467 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2019 Nebraska Aviation Counts! Economic Impact Study, general aviation supports 3,895 jobs in Nebraska, resulting in $132 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation in Nebraska contributes $369 million to the state’s total economic output.

FAA data shows that Nebraska is home to 13 repair stations, 5 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,207 student pilots and 569 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 71 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 54 heliports in Nebraska.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Nebraska include University of Nebraska at Kearney and University of Nebraska Omaha.

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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 Nebraska, choose from the list below.

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