Washington, DC – Today, The Alliance for Aviation Across America welcomed the release of new aviation economic impact data produced by North Carolina Department of Transportation The study, North Carolina: The State of Aviation, shows that general aviation and public-use airports contribute more than $5.2 billion per year to the state’s economy.
“This study shows the economic benefits and valuable services that general aviation provides to North Carolina,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “Our network of public-use airports are vital to communities across North Carolina, supporting businesses, farmers, law enforcement, and medical responders. We sincerely thank Bobby Walston, the Aviation Director, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation for releasing this report, which highlights the benefits of general aviation and airports, across the state.”
This study not only highlights the economic benefits of general aviation and airports across North Carolina but also the importance of this infrastructure in supporting businesses and essential services. Furthermore, these aircraft and airports play an important role in encouraging enthusiasm in flying, which will help grow the next generation of pilots and aviation professionals. The general aviation industry is also committed to growth through investment in sustainable fuels and new technology.
To view the economic impact study, click here.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of more than 7,000 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interest of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.