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INTRODUCTION

This document provides examples of how to enter a few sample projects that users may want to evaluate in the online Aviation Economic Impact calculator tool. These samples are designed to give users a better idea of how the tool should be used, and do not represent specific planned projects or airport goals.

SAMPLE PROJECT 1 – BUILDING A NEW HANGAR

Project Overview: The user wants to evaluate the impact of the construction of a new hangar at the airport.

Project Details:

Sample Airport: Bellingham International

Fuel Sales: AvGas and Jet Fuel currently offered, no change in new scenario.

Changes in Flight Activity: Increase of 1,000 General Local business flights from a new skydiving business that will use the hangar. Increase of 500 General Itinerant corporate flights that will use the hangar.

Changes in Business Activity: $1,000,000 in expected annual sales from the new skydiving business.

Changes in Cargo Activity: None.

Capital Projects: The cost of the new hangar is expected to be $500,000 using “Other” private funding.

How to Enter in the Calculator:

  1. Select the Bellingham International airport under the Airport Name field.
  2. In the Fuel Sales Offered at Airport section you can see that fuel sales are currently offered at this airport. The New Scenario field will default to the current fuel sales status, so there is no need to make any changes.
  3. In the Changes in Flight Activity section, enter 500 operations under the General Itinerant Corporate Flights section under New Scenario to account for the corporate flights that are coming because of the new hangar.
  4. In the Changes in Flight Activity section, enter 1,000 operations under the General Local Business flights section under New Scenario to account for the new skydiving business flights that are coming because of the new hangar.
  5. In the Changes in Business Activity section, enter $1,000,000 under “Other Businesses and Support Services” in the Estimated New Sales field to account for the revenue coming to the new skydiving business.
  6. Leave the Changes in Cargo Activity section blank.
  7. In the Capital Projects section, enter the $500,000 capital cost under the New Buildings section under “Other” financing.
  8. Press the recalculate button to see your results. The NEW SCENARIO estimated impacts should look like this:

Airport Businesses

The business impacts come from the skydiving business income, which results in new jobs, labor income, and output.

NEW SCENARIO ONGOING ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACTS

Direct

Indirect/
Induced

Total Impact

Jobs
6.6 3.4 10.0
Labor Income
$362.663 $128,500 $491,163
Total Output
$864,551 $390,332 $1,254,883

One-Time Construction Impacts

These impacts result from the capital dollars spent on the construction of the hangar itself. These impacts last only as long as construction is going on.

NEW SCENARIO ONE-TIME ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACTS (From Construction)

Direct

Indirect/
Induced

Total Impact

Jobs
2.2 2.4 4.6
Labor Income
$136,633 $92,838 $229,471
Total Output
$308,364 $277,402 $585,766

Visitor Spending

The visitor spending impacts come from the new corporate jet flights. The skydiving flights do not impact visitor spending since they are “local” flights, originating and landing at the same location and not flying visitors in from outside the region.

NEW SCENARIO ONGOING ESTIMATED
ECONOMIC IMPACTS

Direct

Indirect/
Induced

Total Impact

Jobs
1.1 0.5 1.6
Labor Income
$30,645 $24,108 $54,754
Total Output
$87,185 $24,108 $161,622

SAMPLE PROJECT 2 – A NEW BUSINESS AT THE AIRPORT

Project Overview: The user wants to evaluate the impact of a new warehousing business locating at the airport.

Project Details:

Sample Airport: Auburn Municipal

Fuel Sales: AvGas and Jet Fuel currently offered, no change in new scenario.

Changes in Flight Activity: Increase of 100 General Itinerant corporate flights visiting new warehouse.

Changes in Business Activity: Addition of 20 new warehousing and storage jobs.

Changes in Cargo Activity: Addition of 1,000 new cargo operations per year, of which 100% will use jet fuel.

Capital Projects: No capital projects. The warehouse business is opening in vacant space.

How to Enter in the Calculator:

  1. Select the Auburn Municipal airport under the Airport Name field.
  2. In the Fuel Sales Offered at Airport section you can see that fuel sales are currently offered at this airport. The New Scenario field will default to the current fuel sales status, so there is no need to make any changes.
  3. In the Changes in Flight Activity section, enter 100 operations under the General Itinerant Corporate Flights section under New Scenario to account for the corporate flights that are coming because of the new warehouse business.
  4. In the Changes in Business Activity section, enter 20 under “Warehousing and Storage” in the Estimated New Jobs field to account for the workers at the new business.
  5. In the Changes in Cargo Activity section, enter 1,000 under New Operations and 100% under % of Operations using Jet Fuel.
  6. In the Capital Projects section, enter no information since only existing buildings will be used.
  7. Press the recalculate button to see your results. The NEW SCENARIO estimated impacts should look like this:

Airport Businesses

The business impacts come from the new jobs located at the warehouse, which have accompanying new labor income and output.

NEW SCENARIO ONGOING ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACTS

Direct

Indirect/
Induced

Total Impact

Jobs
25.0 14.2 39.2
Labor Income
$1,182,081 $682,636 $1,864,717
Total Output
$2,317,830 $1,979,458 $4,297,287

One-Time Construction Impacts

There are no one-time construction impacts from this project.

Visitor Spending

The visitor spending impacts come from the new corporate jet flights.

NEW SCENARIO ONGOING ESTIMATED
ECONOMIC IMPACTS

Direct

Indirect/
Induced

Total Impact

Jobs
0.3 0.1 0.4
Labor Income
$7,565 $5,951 $13,515
Total Output
$21,521 $18,374 $39,895