Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Pennsylvania


According to the 2011 Economic Impact of Aviation in Pennsylvania study, general aviation airports in Pennsylvania contribute over $1.3 billion in economic impact each year.

General Aviation Tourism in Pennsylvania

According to the 2011 Economic Impact of Aviation in Pennsylvania study, over 600,000 visitors arrive to Pennsylvania on general aviation aircraft annually. That activity supports an economic impact of over $81 million.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Aviation, the state is home to 102 licensed, public general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 14,772 pilots and 5,331 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2011 Economic Impact of Aviation in Pennsylvania study, general aviation airports in Pennsylvania support 8,548 jobs and sustain a payroll of over $339 million.

Economic Impact

According to the 2011 Economic Impact of Aviation in Pennsylvania study, general aviation airports in Pennsylvania contribute over $1.3 billion in economic impact each year. The same study found that over 600,000 visitors arrive to Pennsylvania on general aviation aircraft annually. That activity supports an economic impact of over $81 million.

According to FAA data, Pennsylvania is home to 91 repair stations, 20 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,813 student pilots and 2,739 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 76 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 333 heliports in Pennsylvania.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Pennsylvania include Community College of Beaver County in Beaver Falls, Community College of Beaver County in Monaca, and Marywood University in Scranton.

Additionally, piston engine manufacturer Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA.

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