Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Nebraska


According to the 2019 Nebraska Aviation Counts! Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Nebraska support $371 million to the state’s total economic output.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, Nebraska has 80 public-use airports. The FAA reports that these airports serve 4,153 pilots and 2,486 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2019 Nebraska Aviation Counts! Economic Impact Study, economic impact study, general aviation airports support over 3,900 jobs in Nebraska, resulting in $133 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation airports in Nebraska support over $371 million in annual economic impact.

FAA data shows that Nebraska is home to 13 repair stations, 5 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,556 student pilots and 604 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 70 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 and the National Center for Education Statistics, flight departments in Nebraska include University of Nebraska at Kearney and University of Nebraska Omaha.

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