Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Ohio


According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Ohio contribute more than $1.8 billion to the state’s economy.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Aviation, the state has a total of 155 public-use general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 14,834 pilots and 5,250 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Ohio support 17,497 jobs and $688 million in annual payroll. According to the same source, fractional aircraft companies, including NetJets, MaxFlight and Flight Options employ more than 1,400 Ohio workers.

Economic Impact

According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Ohio contribute more than $1.8 billion to the state’s economy.

According to FAA data, Ohio is home to 135 repair stations, 17 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,807 student pilots and 2,952 flight instructors. In addition, there are 121 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 228 heliports in Ohio.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Ohio include Kent State University in Kent, Ohio University in Albany, Ohio State University in Columbus and University of Cincinnati-Clermont in Batavia.

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