NTX Magazine Volume 2 - Page 57

General Aviation in North Texas The North Texas region is dotted with numerous general aviation and reliever airports. These airports play a vital role in the region’s economy, serving as a stimulus for development and growth. Some of the region’s largest employers – along with many small businesses – rely on the aviation-related services these airports provide. The airports across North Texas support millions of jobs and generate billions of dollars in economic activity. Some of these airports are among the busiest general aviation airports in the country. In North Texas alone, general aviation carries about 166 million passengers annually on a variety of aircraft ranging from singleengine, piston-powered aircraft to luxurious corporate jets. General aviation contributes to the growth of cities, businesses, services and manufacturing facilities worldwide. North Texas is home to two commercial service airports, 11 reliever airports, 56 general aviation airports, one military training airfield and three public-use heliports. Additionally, more than 300 private-use aviation facilities are used for a variety of flight purposes, including emergency medical support, media coverage, efficient corporate and business transportation, and