The Value of Aviation In Minnesota

General Aviation is defined as all flights other than military and scheduled airlines.

•  General Aviation contributes more than $150 billion to the U.S. economy annually and employs more than 1,265,000 people.

•  General Aviation has a $12.2 billion impact on the state of Minnesota through its network of 135 public airports.

•  General Aviation has created 164,900 jobs in Minnesota, and provides more than $6.5 billion in labor income annually.

•  In the U.S., General Aviation aircraft fly almost 24 million hours and carry 166 million passengers annually.

•  There are nearly 4,000 paved General Aviation airports open to the public in the U.S. By contrast, scheduled airlines serve fewer than 500 airports.

•  Over two-thirds of all the hours flown by General Aviation aircraft are for business purposes and General Aviation is the primary training ground for most commercial airline pilots.

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