Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Texas


According to the 2018 Texas Aviation Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in the state support an annual economic output of over $9.3 billion.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, there are 386 public-use airports in Texas, which serve 52,014 pilots and 27,631 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2018Texas Aviation Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in the state support more than 48,000 jobs and a total labor income of over $2.5 billion annually.

Economic Impact

The same study reports that general aviation airports in the state of Texas support an annual economic output of over $9.3 billion.

According to FAA data, Texas is home to 376 repair stations, 56 FAA-approved pilot schools, 12,344 student pilots and 9,293 flight instructors. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 559 heliports in Texas. There are 309 fixed-base operators in Texas according to the AC-U-KWIK directory.

According to the University Aviation Association, aviation related training programs in Texas include Baylor University in Waco, LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen, Texas Southern University in Houston, and Texas State Technical College in Waco.

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