ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF CIVIL AVIATION IN WASHINGTON

This document contains the results of a study conducted in 1987 to identify the number of jobs and the income and sales (total output) created by civilian aviation in Washington. An airline passenger survey and transient general aviation surveys were done at Tri-Cities Airport (Pasco) and transient general aviation surveys were done at Renton Municipal and Boeing Field/King County International. Surveys were also sent to 2,140 businesses throughout the state. Results from these surveys, and multipliers from the Washington State Input-Output Study updated to 1987, were used to estimate the economic benefits of aviation in the state. Some of the findings are as follows: Direct benefits from the civilian aviation sector accounted for 105,533 jobs, $3.8 billion in income and $14.0 billion in sales. An estimated 3.7 million non-resident airline passengers visited Washington and spent $781.2 million in the state. Approximately 1.6 million non-resident general aviation visitors spent a total of $297.4 million in the state. Indirect benefits, representing non-aviation jobs, income and sales that would be lost to the state if aviation were no longer available, totaled 115,900 jobs, $2.0 billion in income and $5.8 billion in sales. Induced benefits, created from the recycling effects of direct and indirect economic activity, amounted to an additional 201,174 jobs, $3.3 billion in income and $10.3 billion in sales. Total benefits of aviation from direct, indirect and induced sources amounted to 422,607 jobs, $9.1 billion in income and $30.1 billion in sales in 1987.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Reid Middleton

    P.O. Box 6638
    Lynnwood, WA  United States  98036

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Aeronautics Division
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504-5201

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00605706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM