Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Economic Impact of General Aviation in Utah

Summary of Economic Impact of General Aviation in Utah
(Source - www.aviationacrossamerica.org)


General aviation in Utah contributes $912 million, or $378 per capita, to the state’s economy. The economic output of the state’s general aviation airports alone is $274.28 million. General aviation supports aerial firefighting, medical evacuation, search-and-rescue, agricultural spraying, and wildlife management.



AVIATION BY THE NUMBERS

Utah has 47 public use airports, four primary, three commercial, and three reliever airports serving 8,269 pilots and 6,166 general aviation aircraft.

NUMBER OF JOBS

Utah’s Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics estimates that general aviation results in 9,257 jobs with a payroll of more than $260 million.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

General aviation in Utah contributes $912 million, or $378 per capita, to the state’s economy. The economic output of the state’s general aviation airports alone is $274.28 million. Utah is home to 25 charter flight companies, 55 repair stations, and 17 flight schools operating 60 aircraft and providing 197 jobs. In addition, there are 42 fixed-based operators in the state.

Members of the University Aviation Association include Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, UT, Utah State University in Logan, UT, Utah Valley University in Orem, UT and Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Elections! - Fly-in!

We have lots of activity happening in the next few months. This coming February 6 we will have our regular meeting, during which we will be holding elections for several key posts, including secretary, treasurer, etc. Please be sure to attend. Nominations will be accepted from the floor as well, so if you're still thinking about wanting to become an officer, you still have a chance.

Also, coming up quickly in April is the Chapter Fly-In. You must get in touch with Don Lowe by phone or at the next meeting to let him know if you will be attending and to get an idea as to the number of airplanes attending. Tickets are $5.00 for breakfast.


On January 13, 2011, St. George Airport will be having its grand opening and we will be participating during this event representing the EAA. We will have fly-bys by our member airplanes and possibly a display. Details will be published in the Newsletter or this Blog.

Monthly Meeting


Our meeting was held at Cliff Chaney's Hangar (thank you Cliff, great coffee!!) at the St. George Airport.


In addition to the chapter officer's elections which were postponed for the next meeting, the current status of the new St. George Airport was discussed.
An important issue was the security and access to the new airport which may have an impact on future EAA meetings held there. We need to ensure that we have a system in place to allow for future meetings to be held in St. George as well as at the Hurricane Airport.
Gordon also discussed the status of the modifications required for the Zenith CH-601 which is affecting two of our members aircraft.  No one has received the modification kit from the manufacturer as of yet and all CH-601 are grounded.