Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Texas


According to the 2011 Economic Impact of General Aviation in Texas study, general aviation in the state of Texas support an annual economic output of over $14.5 billion.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, there are 382 public-use airports in Texas, which serve 49,675 pilots and 20,143 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2011 Economic Impact of General Aviation in Texas study, general aviation activities in the state support more than 56,000 jobs and a total labor income of over $3 billion annually.

Economic Impact

The same study reports that general aviation activities in the state of Texas support an annual economic output of over $14.5 billion.

According to FAA data, Texas is home to 382 repair stations, 48 FAA-approved pilot schools, 9,970 student pilots and 8,957 flight instructors. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 559 heliports in Texas.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments 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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    Across the United States, governors and mayors from all 50 states have signed proclamations recognizing the importance of aviation industry. See what has passed in Texas, choose from the list below.

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