According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation in New York accounts for over $8.6 billion in total economic output.
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 6,860 active general aviation aircraft.
According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation in New York accounts for 43,200 jobs and over $3.3 billion in labor income.
According to the same study, the total economic output of general aviation in New York is over $8.6 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.