Facts

Van Nuys Airport Is

  • A world-class general aviation reliever airport operated by Los Angeles World Airports, with nearly 300,000 takeoffs and landings per year
  • A crucial part of the nation’s air transportation system, serving private, corporate and government aviation needs
  • A vital economic engine, contributing $1.3 billion annually to the local economy, supporting over 12,300 jobs and contributing more than $80 million in state and local taxes
  • A center for fire, police and medical emergency flights that provide life-saving services to the community
  • Operated on revenue raised from airport lease and user fees (not public tax dollars)

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Facts About General Aviation

  • General aviation contributes $150 billion annually to the U.S. economy and employs more than 1.2 million people.
  • There are approximately 650,000 FAA-certified pilots and 222,000 general aviation aircraft in the U.S.
  • General aviation serves 10 times the number of U.S. airports (more than 5,000) served by commercial airlines (about 500).
  • The majority of the world’s business aircraft are operated, serviced and maintained in the U.S., creating numerous jobs in every state.
  • Few flights carry executives. Seventy-four percent are time-critical trips by sales, technical and middle management employees.
  • America dominates business aviation manufacturing and exports half the general aviation airplanes manufactured, helping our balance of trade.
  • General aviation provides law enforcement, fire protection, search and rescue, medical emergency and disaster relief services to communities nationwide.

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