Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Rhode Island


According to the 2006 Rhode Island Airport Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in the state of Rhode Island contribute over $140 million in economic impact annually.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, there are 7 public-use airports in the state that serve 936 pilots and 366 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2006 Rhode Island Airport Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in the state support 1,461 jobs.

Economic Impact

The same study found that general aviation airports in the state contribute over $140 million in economic impact annually.

According to FAA data, Rhode Island is home to 5 repair stations, 2 FAA-approved pilot schools, 199 flight students and 145 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 7 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International there are 14 heliports in Rhode Island.

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