ALASKA AIR CARRIERS ASSOCIATION
2301 Merrill Field Drive A-3, Anchorage AK 99501
907 277-0071 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Fri 8:30 - 4:30 by appointment
We support and advocate for a sustainable Alaskan commercial aviation industry founded upon the principles of safety management and professionalism
The Alaska Air Carriers Association (AACA) was founded in 1966 to help operators in Southeast Alaska have an organized “voice” in aviation regarding state legislation and worker’s compensation insurance premiums for high risk businesses.
Today, our mission has evolved to provide safety and educational training and support for our members, and to facilitate the distribution of aviation safety and business management support.
Our office works daily to advocate for passage of wise federal and state regulations that affect our membership, and challenge those regulations that stifle healthy business or threaten safe operations. We provide a safe conduit between government and our membership.
Our mission is to foster aviation safety in Alaska and promote the uniform treatment of aviation businesses. We promote the welfare of our members by advocacy, cooperation and education. We provide a forum for members to express their views while providing accurate information.
ALASKA'S AVIATION STATISTICS
(updated April 2014)
Current professional pilots average over 9,000 career flight hours
They fly over 835,000 total hours annually
420,000 scheduled flight hours
415,000 unscheduled flight hours
2.8 million metric tons of cargo move through Anchorage
alone (3rd highest volume for world airports)
Alaska has a fleet of 9,515 aircraft
40% of the aircraft are based in Anchorage
85% are single engine
Over1.6 million landings recorded annually
403 public use land-based airports
45 seaplane bases
736 recorded landing areas (private, public and military) and all the thousands of lakes, rivers, beaches and gravel bars across Alaska
141 automated weather monitoring systems
217 aviation weather camera sites
8,202 active pilots
2,849 active air frame and power plant mechanics
775 mechanics with inspection authorizations
Alaska's annual enplanements are 2.7 times greater than the rest of the US
Freight per person is 39 times higher, almost one ton per person per year
Aviation contributes $3.5 billion to the State's economy
Aviation contributes 8% of the Gross State Product (GSP)
47,000 people employed in Alaskan aviation
Employs 10% of the total workforce of Alaska
ANC is 9.5 flight hours from 90% of the world
Flight area of over 2.4 million square miles
The geographically largest aviation system in the U.S.
Distance from east to west is equivalent to flying coast to coast across the U.S.
Over 700 registered airports & 1,200 airstrips
82% of communities not accessible by road
Distance north to south: 1,500 miles
Distance east to west: 2,700 miles
Alaska has an area of 586,000 square miles
Alaska has 47,000 miles of shoreline: more than
all other 49 states combined
39 mountain ranges and 17 of the 20 highest peaks
in North America
More than 100 volcanoes and volcanic fields
*Information is provided from the Economic Contribution of the
Aviation Industry to Alaska’s Economy. (Alaska DOT/PF commissioned study),
FAA Alaskan Region, NIOSH, and State of Alaska resources.