THE GENERAL AVIATION INDUSTRY. --AN OVERVIEW--

This report presents background information and statistics on various aspects of the general aviation (G.A.) industry. The report documents the impressive growth of the general aviation fleet, particularly since the 1960's, and illustrates recent trends in G.A. aircraft types and user categories. It emphasizes that G.A. activities are becoming increasingly important in the National Aviation System of Airports and Airways and that this implies increased FAA workload. The report also discusses trends in aircraft production and export and the relative market shares of the producers of G.A. aircraft, as well as the industry's overall contribution to the U.S. balance of payments. The discussion of energy considerations suggests that the Arab oil embargo and subsequent increases in oil prices brought on by the pricing policies of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had minimal effects on G.A. activities. However, legislative proposals designed to impose substantial taxes on gasoline production or sale might have depressing effects on future G.A. activities. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Aviation Policy and Plans, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Henry, T F
    • Froehlich, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AVP-75-4
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM