Oshkosh 2018

July 10, 2019

Hundreds of mayors around the country have, to date, issued proclamations about the importance of general aviation, including business aviation, to their communities. This month, nine mayors released statements about the industry’s value.


Two Kentucky mayors issued proclamations this month, noting: “General aviation in Kentucky contributes over $1.6 billion to the state’s total economic output,” which improves the quality of life for residents by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services.

Kentucky is home to 59 public-use airports and relies on general aviation to support law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief.


“The city of Appleton in the state of Wisconsin has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organization and community airports,” wrote Timothy Hanna in his proclamation in support of general aviation.

There are 119 public-use airports in Wisconsin, which contribute more than $694 million to the state’s economic impact.