Economic Impact of General Aviation in

New Mexico


According to the 2016 New Mexico Airport System Plan Update, on-airport output in New Mexico contributes over $2.3 billion to the economy.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, there are 61 publicly owned, public-use aviation facilities in the state. The Aviation Division and the FAA report that New Mexico airports support 4,294 pilots and 2,238 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2016 New Mexico Airport System Plan Update, on-airport output in New Mexico supports 18,573 jobs and a payroll of more than $723 million.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, on-airport output in New Mexico accounts for more than $2.3 billion.

According to FAA data, New Mexico is home to 23 repair stations, 10 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,076 student pilots and 617 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 43 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 34 heliports in New Mexico.

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