Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Utah


According to the 2007 Utah Continuous Airport System Plan, general aviation airports in Utah support 3,673 jobs and sustain a payroll of more than $96.6 million.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, the state is home to 45 public-use airports, which serve 8,072 pilots and 2,909 active general aviation aircraft.

According to the 2004 Economic Impact of Utah’s Airports study, almost 1.1 million general aviation aircraft operations were recorded in Utah in 2003. These flights carried nearly 333,000 visitors to and from the state.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2007 Utah Continuous Airport System Plan, general aviation airports in Utah support 3,673 jobs and a payroll of more than $96.6 million.

Economic Impact

According to the 2007 Utah Continuous Airport System Plan, general aviation airports in Utah contribute more than $274 million to the state’s economy annually.

According to FAA data, Utah is home to 30 repair stations, 20 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,764 student pilots and 1,642 flight instructors. In addition, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory, 43 fixed-base operators are located in the state. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 60 heliports in Utah.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Utah include Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah State University in Logan, Utah Valley University in Orem and Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

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