Economic Impact of General Aviation in

North Carolina


According to the 2019 North Carolina: The State of Aviation study, the total annual economic output of general aviation airports in North Carolina is over $4.9 billion.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the 2019 North Carolina: The State of Aviation study, there are 72 publicly-owned airports. According to the FAA, there are 15,492 pilots and 6,735 registered aircraft in North Carolina.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2019 North Carolina: The State of Aviation study, general aviation airports support 25,000 jobs in North Carolina, sustaining a total payroll of over $1.2 billion.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, the total annual economic output of general aviation airports in North Carolina is over $4.9 billion.

According to FAA data, North Carolina is home to 74 repair stations, 17 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,720 student pilots and 2,819 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 81 fixed-base operators in the state registered in the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 191 heliports in North Carolina.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in North Carolina include Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City.

Additionally, Honda Aircraft Company, headquartered in Greensboro, NC, employs approximately 1,900 people in the state, according to North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation.

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