According to the 2016, New Mexico Airport System Plan Update, on-airport output in New Mexico contributes over $2.3 billion to the economy.
According to the FAA, there are 66 public-use airports in the state. The FAA also reports that New Mexico airports support 4,816 pilots and 3,009 registered aircraft.
According to the 2016, New Mexico Airport System Plan Update, on-airport output in New Mexico supports over 18,500 jobs and a payroll of more than $723 million.
According to the same study, , on-airport economic output in New Mexico accounts for more than $2.3 billion to the economy.
According to FAA data, New Mexico is home to 24 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,705 student pilots and 584 flight instructors.
In addition, there are 42 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 60 heliports in New Mexico.
According to the University Aviation Association and the National Center for Education Statistics, flight departments and aviation programs in New Mexico include Eastern New Mexico University.