General Aviation is defined as all aviation other than military and scheduled commercial airlines. The 2020, General Aviation Manufacturers Association fiftieth anniversary report contains a number of GA factoids. For example,
GA includes over 440,000 aircraft flying worldwide today, ranging from two-seat training and utility helicopters to transcontinental business jets, of which 211,000 aircraft are based in the United States and over 133,000 in Europe.
GA supports $247 billion in total economic output and 1.2 million total jobs in the United States.