Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Utah


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, the total economic output of general aviation in Utah is $2.2 billion.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Utah Division of Aeronautics, the state is home to 46 public-use airports and nearly 90 backcountry airstrips. According to the FAA, these airports serve 8,570 pilots and 2,909 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in Utah supports 11,300 jobs and $618 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, the total economic output of general aviation in Utah is $2.2 billion.

FAA data shows that Utah is home to 27 repair stations, 18 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,188 student pilots and 1,787 flight instructors.

In addition, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory, 42 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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