Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Tennessee


According to the 2019 Aviation Economic Impact Studythe total economic output of airports in Tennessee is $40 billion.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Tennessee Aeronautics Division, the state has 78 public-use airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve 16,405 pilots and 5,957 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2019 Aviation Economic Impact Study, airports in Tennessee support over 220,000 jobs and $13 billion in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, the total economic impact of airports in Tennessee is over $40 billion.

According to FAA data, Tennessee is home to 57 repair stations, 11 FAA-approved pilot schools, 5,453 student pilots and 3,038 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 77 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to the Tennessee Aeronautics Division, there are 158 active heliports in Tennessee.

According to the University Aviation Association and the National Center for Education Statistics, flight departments in Tennessee include Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Christian Brothers University in Memphis, and the University of Memphis in Memphis.

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