Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Oklahoma


According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, the total economic output of general aviation in Oklahoma is over $2.5 billion.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, Oklahoma has 136 public-use general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 7,677 pilots and 4,068 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in Oklahoma accounts for 13,300 jobs and $702 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, the total economic output of general aviation in Oklahoma is over $2.5 billion.

According to FAA data, Oklahoma is home to 118 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,966 student pilots and 1,315 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 90 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 90 heliports in Oklahoma.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Oklahoma include Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, University of Oklahoma in Norman and Tulsa Community College in Tulsa.

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