Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Rhode Island


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation in the state of Rhode Island contributes over $348 million in economic output annually.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, there are 7 public-use airports in the state. According to the FAA, these airports serve 1,145 pilots and 379 aviation aircraft registered to the state.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation in the state supports 2,000 jobs, resulting in $112 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

The same study found that general aviation in the state contributes over $348 million in economic output annually.

According to FAA data, Rhode Island is home to 5 repair stations, 2 FAA-approved pilot schools, 450 student pilots and 161 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 16 heliports in Rhode Island.

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