Economic Study of Air Bases in Oklahoma to be Released Monday

The state’s preparing to release an Oklahoma Aviation and Aerospace Economic Impact Study on Monday.

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission will release the report Aug. 14 during a 2 p.m. news conference at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

Gov. Mary Fallin will be joined by Transportation Secretary Mike Patterson, Adjutant general Brigadier Gen. Louis Wilham and Aeronautics Commission Director Vic Bird to release the study.

The last such study showing the economic impact of the aviation industry in Oklahoma was more than 20 years ago in 1994. The newest study determined the economic impact of civilian and military airports on the state and local economies.