According to the 2015 North Dakota Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports support more than $121 million in total economic output.
According to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, North Dakota has 89 public-use airports, and approximately 3,600 pilots and about 2,000 registered aircraft.
According to the 2015 North Dakota Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in North Dakota support 926 jobs and a payroll of more than $41 million.
According to the same study, airports across the state support more than $1.5 billion in total economic output, and general aviation airports support more than $121 million in total economic output.
According to the 2015 North Dakota Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study, off-airport aerial agricultural applicators support more than $15 million in economic output.
According to FAA data, North Dakota is home to 12 repair stations, 1 FAA-approved pilot school, 856 student pilots and 496 flight instructors.
In addition, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory, there are 53 fixed-base operators in the state. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 17 heliports in North Dakota.
According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in North Dakota include the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Cirrus Aircraft has a major production facility in Grand Forks.
"General aviation and our network of airports are critical to supporting agriculture, businesses, and access to critical services for our communities throughout the state and country. In the coming decades, the aviation industry faces a critical shortage of pilots and other aviation professionals and it is vital that we work together to invest in our next generation of aviators by developing and supporting strong high school and collegiate programs.
We also need federal, state, and local groups to work together and help raise awareness about the opportunities that are available in the aviation sector."