Why is GA so Important?
- The great fleet of general aviation aircraft is the mainspring of a $20 billion a year industry which generates more than $102 billion in economic activity. (AOPA)
- Thousands of communities benefit as their airports create a positive ripple effect in the local economy. Manufacturers in the know set up shop within 10 miles of public-use airports, which allow them to send time-critical parts and material to customers. Businesses reap competitive advantages through access to nearby airports, while residents gain jobs. (www.gaservasmerica.com)
- General aviation offers the most efficient and cost-effective way to conduct wildlife surveys, map wetland losses and soil erosion, follow bird migrations, patrol parklands and detect pipeline spills. (AOPA)
- GA supports almost 1.3 million high-skill, high-wage jobs in professional services and in manufacturing.