Economic Impact of General Aviation in

New Hampshire


According to the 2015 New Hampshire State Airport System Plan, the economic output of general aviation airports in New Hampshire is over $101 million annually.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics, New Hampshire’s airports system includes 25 public-use airports serving 3,825 pilots, operating 2,055 general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2015  New Hampshire State Airport System Plan , general aviation in New Hampshire’s aviation system supports 776 jobs in the state.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, the economic output of general aviation in New Hampshire is over $101 million annually.

According to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics, New Hampshire is home to 20 charter flight companies, 32 aircraft repair stations, and 29 flight schools, in addition to 14 fixed-base operators. According FAA data, there 653 student pilots and 761 flight instructors in the state of New Hampshire. In addition, there are 60 commercial aviation operators in New Hampshire that provide aeronautical services and 105 FAA-registered heliports, according to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics.

According to the University Aviation Association and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, college flight departments in New Hampshire include Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, Nashua Community College, and Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth.

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