Business aviation means jobs. From the smallest U.S. towns to the largest American cities, business aviation employment plays an important role in regional and state economies. Directly through aircraft manufacturing and airport-related jobs, and indirectly through the purchase of goods and services by firms involved in the manufacture, operation and maintenance of business aircraft, business aviation is a major employer in the United States.

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Business aviation contributes $219 billion to U.S. economic output, and employs about 1.1 million people.

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The vast majority of general aviation aircraft used for business worldwide are manufactured, operated, serviced and maintained in the United States. Even the minority of those planes manufactured outside the U.S. are often “completed,” adding avionics, electronics, automation systems, engines, paint, interiors and other aircraft components manufactured here in the U.S.

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Business aircraft manufacture is one of the remaining sources of good manufacturing jobs in this country – the kind of jobs we can keep in the U.S. in the 21st century. It is also one of the few industries still contributing to the nation’s positive balance of trade.

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Business aviation allows companies to safely transport tools and materials that cannot be carried aboard airlines, enabling them to solve urgent problems efficiently and quickly.

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The flights made by business airplanes require support. Schedulers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians, pilots, training professionals and airport employees are just a few of the many support professions involved in business aviation.