Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Ohio


According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Ohio support a total output of more than $1.8 billion.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Aviation, the state has a total of 150 public-use airports and 7,800 registered aircraft. According to the FAA, these airports serve 14,712 pilots.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Ohio support 17,497 jobs and more than $688 million in annual payroll.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation airports in Ohio contribute a total output of more than $1.8 billion.

According to FAA data, Ohio is home to 133 repair stations, 16 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,100 student pilots and 2,933 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 120 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 and the Ohio Department of Transportation, flight departments in Ohio include Kent State University in Kent, Ohio University in Albany, Ohio State University in Columbus, University of Cincinnati-Clermont College in Batavia and Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green.

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