Industry Economic Data
ARSA economic studies quantified the civil aviation maintenance industry’s economic footprint.
The research determined that the global MRO market exceeded $65 billion in 2012, with North America (the U.S. and Canada) accounting for $23.5 billion of the total. When induced and related economic effects are considered, the maintenance industry’s impact on the U.S. economy is $47 billion per year. The industry employs 306,000 workers in the United States. Aviation maintenance in North America also enjoys a positive balance of trade of more than half a billion dollars.
ARSA also examined the economic benefits of BASAs and determined that maintenance bilaterals significantly reduce certification costs for repair stations. AeroStrategy research found that it costs repair stations significantly more (almost three times as much) to become certificated by “foreign” CAAs when the home country does not have a BASA; maintenance bilaterals help make repair stations more profitable; and the collapse of the U.S.-EU BASA would disproportionately hurt small companies.
These studies are made possible through the Association’s Positive Publicity Campaign.
Industry economic research
Global MRO market economic assessment, a report on the aviation maintenance industry’s global economic footprint.
Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements: Reducing costs for the aviation industry, A survey detailing the economic benefits of BASAs for repair stations.
Aviation maintenance industry employment and economic impact, a study on the aviation maintenance industry’s state-by-state economic and employment impact.
- Click here for a chart showing the aviation maintenance industry’s economic and employment impact in each state and US territory.
- Click here for a single document containing ARSA fact sheets about the aviation maintenance industry’s economic and employment impact in every state and US territory.
- For a fact sheet on individual locations, click the U.S. state or territory below.