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.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Aviation, the state is home to 123 licensed, public general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 15,141 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 same study, general aviation airports in Pennsylvania contribute over $1.3 billion in economic impact each year.

According to FAA data, Pennsylvania is home to 92 repair stations, 21 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,581 student pilots and 2,820 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 77 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Aviation, there are 278 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.

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