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

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