Airpark Facts & Future

Aurora State Airport is the state’s third busiest airport and one of only 84 general aviation airports in the nation identified by the Federal Aviation Administration as nationally significant.

The Aurora State Airport, in 2012, saw a total of 94,000 operations which equaled 117,675 general aviation visitors. The 2014 Oregon Aviation Plan’s Economic Impact Study  found that the Aurora airport’s economic impact was over $500 million dollars, not including tax revenue generated from property or income tax.

$500,000,000 Economic Impact

The businesses at the Aurora State Airport employs 1,200 people this includes two of the best and biggest heavy-lift helicopter companies in the world, the biggest kit-plan manufacturer in the world, one of the biggest avionics dealers in the country, and life flight air ambulance. An additional 274 jobs off the airport property are directly attributed to off-airport visitor spending, totaling nearly 1,500 jobs.

The development and implementation of the Oregon Department of Aviation’s Aurora Airport Master Plan is critical for the region’s economy. A longer and strengthened runway, with the completed tower will provide a safer experience for all pilots and for the communities around the airport.

1,500 Jobs

New Control Tower

Master Plan Progress

The Southend Corporate Airpark’s corporate hangar community is modern, vibrant and growing. Other business and land owners on the airport are emulating our vision for the southend to their own parts of the airport. The future of the Aurora State Airport is bright and we are glad that we are leading that effort.