The study has been at the pinnacle of OAC’s list of system planning projects to complete for the last several years. It has been over 20 years (last study conducted in 1994) since OAC had conducted such a study of the state’s airport system.
A two-part look at Oklahoma’s civilian and military airports, the study determined the economic impact both have on the state and local economy. The first portion of the study examined each airport individually to determine its impact, both direct and indirect, on the local and state economies. The second combined these individual airport impacts to determine the economic impact of the state system as a whole.
As part of this study the individual airports received deliverables they can utilize in their community to promote the importance of the airport to both the general public and the community leaders. OAC received deliverables on the statewide level that the agency will now utilize to show the importance of the airport system and why OAC maintains the capital improvement program providing much needed infrastructure funding to airports. There is also a section of the study that looked at individual segments of aviation industry within Oklahoma and the impacts they have on the state. We invite you to explore the tabs below: