Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Washington


According to the 2012 Aviation Economic Impact Study, airports in Washington support 248,500 jobs and a payroll of more than $15.3 billion.

Aviatoin by the Numbers

According to the WSDOT Aviation Division, Washington is home to 136 public-use airports, which serve 18,548 pilots and 6,315 registered and active aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2012 Aviation Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports in Washington support 248,500 jobs and a payroll of more than $15.3 billion.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, airports in Washington contribute more than $50.9 billion to the state’s economy each year.

According to FAA data, Washington is home to 106 repair stations, 21 FAA-approved pilot schools, 4,459 student pilots and 3,902 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 62 fixed-base operators in the state of Washington according to the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 174 heliports in Washington.

According to the University Aviation Association and the WSDOT Aviation Division, flight departments in Washington include Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Walla Walla University in Walla Walla, Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Green River College in Kent and Clover Park Technical College in Puyallup.

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