South Carolina's Aviation Industry

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South Carolina’s airports and aviation industry make significant positive impacts on economic growth, development, and education. 

South Carolina celebrates Aviation Week each August by highlighting the educational, economical growth, and development impacts our airports and the aviation industry make.

SCAA worked to educate legislators on the value South Carolina airports bring to local communities in 2021, resulting in the passage of Senate Bill 675, which opens up funding scenarios for all airports in the state. 

Sumer County Airport is integral to local economic development and growth. 

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport is promoting aviation with community education programs, and it brings business and growth to the Upstate community. 

South Carolina’s commercial airports are open and ready for passenger travel. Take a look at the systems in place to protect health and safety of passengers and airport employees.

Lockheed Martin‘s Greenville presence contributes approximately $100 Million to Upstate economies and communities each year. 

MedCenter Air conducts approximately 50 operations a month at Rock-Hill York County Airport. The organization offers rapid patient transport and support for EMS in and around York County, South Carolina. 

Myrtle Beach-based Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics makes an impact on South Carolina’s economy by contributing to aviation workforce development through its aviation maintenance technician training program. 

SC Aeronautical Training Center at Trident Technical College is developing the workforce for South Carolina’s manufacturing cluster. With programs in aircraft assembly, aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance and more, the center trains workers for careers in some of the state’s largest manufacturers.

South Carolina Aeronautics Commission fosters air and economic development in South Carolina. Commissioners work tirelessly to advocate for airports and funding, and they do it for the love of our great state and aviation.

Special Services Corporation is an air charter service operating out of Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). As a tenant of GMU, Special Services contributes to Greenville’s economic growth and prosperity.

UPS Airlines has daily flights to Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, bringing much-needed goods into and out of South Carolina and distributing them on time. 

Learn how aviation touches everyone in South Carolina, and how aviation makes life accessible.

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