New York Aviation Industry Facts

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  • The aviation sector has an important role in New York State's economy and in the communities served by airports.
  • Annual Economic Activity attributable to aviation totals more than $50 billion.
  • This $50 billion impact is 4.4 percent of the $1,145 billion estimated Grost State Product (GSP).
  • Nearly 400,000 New York State jobs are directly or indirectly linked to airports and the aviation industry. All of these jobs pay a total of $18 billion annually.
  • Aviation accounts, directly or indirectly, for almost 4.6 percent of total jobs in New York State.
  • Airports and aviation pay more that $4.5 billion in state and local taxes each year- about 4.1 percent of the state's total.
  • Aviation's annual economic activity is over $2,500 per New York State resident.
  • Each GA aircraft based in New York State supports 5 jobs and generates $1.1 million in economic activity.

Source: 2010 NYS DOT Study on The Benefits of Aviation in New York