Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Wisconsin


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation in Wisconsin contributes over $3.6 billion to the state’s total economic output.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there are 90 public-use general aviation airports in Wisconsin. According to the FAA, these airports serve 10,922 pilots and 5,742 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018,study, general aviation in Wisconsin supports 20,100 jobs and sustains a payroll of over $1 billion.

Economic Impact

The same study found that general aviation contributes more than $3.6 billion in total economic output.

According to the FAA, Wisconsin is home to 53 repair stations, 5 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,687 student pilots and 1,818 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 85 fixed-base operators in the state registered in the comprehensive AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 157 heliports in Wisconsin.

According to the University Aviation Association and the National Center for Education Statistics, flight departments in Wisconsin include Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh, Gateway Technical College in Kenosha and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Oshkosh.

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