Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Rhode Island


According to the 2016 Rhode Island Airport Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in the state of Rhode Island contribute over $213 million in economic impact annually.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Rhode Island Aviation Corporation, there are 7 public-use airports in the state, which serve 1,283 pilots and 449 general aviation aircraft registered to the state.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2016 Rhode Island Airport Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in the state support 1,476 jobs.

Economic Impact

The same study found that general aviation airports in the state contribute over $213 million in economic impact annually.

According to FAA data and the Rhode Island Aviation Corporation, Rhode Island is home to 5 repair stations, 2 FAA-approved pilot schools, 285 student pilots and 152 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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