Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Oregon


According to the 2018 Oregon Aviation Plan, airports in Oregon have a total economic impact of $28.5 billion.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, Oregon is home to 97 public-use airports, which serve 10,877 pilots and 6,907 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2018 Oregon Aviation Plan, airports in Oregon support over 213,000 jobs and sustain a payroll of $10 billion.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, airports in Oregon have a total economic impact of $28.5 billion.

According to FAA data, Oregon is home to 49 repair stations, 17 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,604 student pilots and 1,844 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 52 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 149 heliports in Oregon.

Van’s Aircraft is an aircraft manufacturer and kit plane producer with its headquarters and factory located at the Aurora State Airport. Van’s Aircraft was started in 1973 by Richard Van Grunsven. In 2020, more than 10,000 Van’s Aircraft were flown worldwide. The RV-12 type aircraft has been approved for commercial operation and is used by flight schools.

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    Across the United States, governors and mayors from all 50 states have signed proclamations recognizing the importance of aviation industry. See what has passed in Oregon, choose from the list below.

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