Economic Impact of General Aviation in

West Virginia


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in West Virginia contributes over $1 billion to the state’s economy annually.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the WVDOT Aeronautics Commission, West Virginia is home to 17 general aviation airports. According to the FAA, West Virginia airports support 1,675 pilots and 1,021 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation supports 5,300 jobs in West Virginia, resulting in $256 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to the same study, general aviation in West Virginia contributes over $1 billion to the state’s total economic output annually.

According to the WVDOT Aeronautics Commission, West Virginia has 21 Aerospace Industry Companies. The FAA reports that West Virginia is home to 11 repair stations, 1 FAA-approved pilot school, 399 student pilots and 281 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 24 fixed-base operators in the state according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 41 heliports in West Virginia.

Aurora Flight Sciences, Bombardier Aerospace, Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney all have manufacturing and repair facilities in West Virginia.

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