Economic Impact of General Aviation in

New York


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in New York accounts for over $7 billion in total economic output.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the New York Department of Transportation Aviation Bureau, there are 111 public-use general aviation airports in New York. The FAA reports that these airports support 15,447 pilots and 5,911 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in New York accounts for 37,800 jobs and over $2.9 billion in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, the total economic output of general aviation in New York is over $7 billion.

FAA data shows that New York is home to 113 repair stations, 17 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,605 flight instructors and 4,282 student pilots.

In addition, there are 77 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 195 heliports in New York.

According to the University Aviation Association and the New York Department of Transportation Aviation Bureau, flight departments in New York include the State University of New York at Farmingdale, Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, CUNY Aviation Institute at York College in Jamaica, Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, and Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Flushing, and Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica.

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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 New York, choose from the list below.

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