According to a 2006 Merge Global study, general aviation contributes more than $2.5 billion to Tennessee’s economy.
According to the Tennessee Aeronautics Division, the state has 71 public-use general aviation airports. According to the FAA, these airports serve about 11,000 pilots and about 3,000 active general aviation aircraft.
According to a 2011 FAA study, The Economic Impact of Civil Aviation on the US Economy, Tennessee’s aviation system supports more than 163,000 jobs in the state, resulting in a payroll of over $5.8 billion.
A 2006 Merge Global study found that general aviation contributes more than $2.5 billion to Tennessee’s economy.
According to FAA data, Tennessee is home to 48 repair stations, 4 FAA-approved pilot schools, about 2,000 student pilots and about 2,000 flight instructors.
In addition, there are 78 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to the Tennessee Aeronautics Division, there are 116 active heliports in Tennessee.
According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Tennessee include Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro.