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Aeronautics Division - Notices to Airports


General Aviation Airports: A National Asset

FAA, with assistance from NASAO, has completed a first-of-its-kind, 18-month study of general aviation (GA) airports’ economic contributions to their communities and the Nation.

The study, General Aviation Airports: A National Asset, documents nearly 3,000 GA airports, heliports, and seaplane bases identified in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).  This indepth analysis highlights for the traveling public the pivotal role GA airports play in our society, economy, and the aviation system. The study also aligns the GA airports into four categories---national, regional, local, and basic---based on their existing activity levels. See the full report at