Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Washington


According to the 2012 Aviation Economic Impact Study, airports in Washington support more than 248,000 jobs and a payroll of $15.3 billion.

Aviation in Washington

According to the 2012 Aviation Economic Impact Study, airports in Washington contribute $50.9 billion to the state’s economy each year.

Aviatoin by the Numbers

According to the WSDOT Aviation Division, Washington is home to 136 public-use general aviation airports. Washington airports serve 18,548 pilots and 9,668 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2012 Aviation Economic Impact Study, airports in Washington support more than 248,000 jobs and a payroll of $15.3 billion.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, airports in Washington contribute $50.9 billion to the state’s economy each year, and the state’s 8 non-commercial seaplane bases support an economic output of approximately $3 million annually.

According to FAA data, Washington is home to 107 repair stations, 21 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,492 student pilots and 3,619 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 61 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, flight departments in Washington include Central Washington University in Ellensburg and Walla Walla University in Walla Walla.

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