Economic Impact of General Aviation in

New Mexico


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation airports in New Mexico contribute more than $1.3 billion to the state's economy.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, there are 66 public-use airports in the state. The FAA also reports that New Mexico airports support 4,816 pilots and 3,009 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation airports in New Mexico supports 6,200 jobs and a payroll of more than $296 million.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation airports in New Mexico contribute more than $1.3 billion to the state's economy.

According to FAA data, New Mexico is home to 24 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,705 student pilots and 584 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 42 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 60 heliports in New Mexico.

According to the University Aviation Association and the National Center for Education Statistics, flight departments and aviation programs in New Mexico include Eastern New Mexico University.

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