Today, Monday, February 27, 2017, Senator Argall questioned Secretary Richards on the Governor's proposal to eliminate Act 52 in his budget proposal.
Click here to hear the testimony. https://pasen.wistia.com/medias/copzpmv2oj
The US civil aviation maintenance industry employs more than 273,813 people and generates $43.1B in economic activity. MRO accounts for 75.3% with 206,215 employees; companies that are certificated by the FAA under part 145 are the largest employers with 184,511 employees. The remaining 21,664 are employed by other companies involved in civil aviation. Parts manufacturing and distribution, accounts for the remaining 24.7% of employment with 67,598 employees. MRO generates over 46.5% of the economic activity or $20.0B. With 24.7% of the total employment, parts manufacturing and distribution, accounts for 53.5% or $23.0B.
Where does PA stand?
4,237 Total Aviation Maintenance Industry Employment
$400,835,000 - Maintenance Repair & Overhaul
$38,838,000 - Parts Manufacturing Distribution
$439,674,000 - Total Economic Impact for 2016
In 2014 Pennsylvania was ranked 21st - behind NJ (17th), VA (15th), OH (11th), NY (10th)
In 2016 Pennsylvania was ranked 19th - behind NJ (17th), VA (18th), OH (10th), NY (11th)
Source: ARSA - Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Since Act 52 was passed, it is safe to say that we have taken business from the neighboring states of VA and NY as well as stagnated growth in NJ.