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The University of Akron and Airborne Project on Pathway to FAA CertificationThe Wilmington Air Park is proud to be the home of a partnership to add value and safety to the aviation industry through applied technology. Air Park tenant Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, along with the University of Akron, welcomed several guests for the ribbon cutting on its new Supersonic Particle Deposition Booth. The process employs a supersonic jet of an expanded gas containing metal particles to bond with a solid surface on impact. It is part of a pilot program funded by the State of Ohio and including partners NCERCAMP (University of Akron), SAFE Engineering, US Technology Corporation and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services.
WILMINGTON AIR PARK WELCOMES NEW TENANT - Schuerger Law Offices to operate Call CenterWILMINGTON, OH – FEBRUARY 22, 2017 – The Wilmington Air Park recently added another new tenant, bringing a new employer and new job opportunities to the community. The Law Offices of Robert A. Schuerger Co., LPA has leased 4,400 square feet of office space in the Air Park’s Administration Building. The space will house both legal services and a call center operation for the law firm. The lease term is approximately five years, with a five-year renewal option.
Wilmington Air Park Now Certified at Cat IIIWilmington, Ohio – October 4, 2016 – The most recent runway in the United States to be Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as Category III is located at the Wilmington Air Park. The Clinton County Port Authority and LGSTX Services, Inc. received word from the FAA that the Instrument Landing System (ILS) on Runway 22R has been officially certified at Category III/E/3.
Clinton County Receives Brownfields GrantWilmington, Ohio – May 20, 2016 – The Clinton County Port Authority and the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission received word this week that the Port Authority has received a $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).
FAA Authorization Propels UC's UAV Work Skyward
The high-flying endeavors in unmanned aerial vehicle testing and research at the University of Cincinnati just got a new lift from the Federal Aviation Administration. This week the FAA granted UC's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering certificates of authorization (COA) to test five types of UAVs, or drones, in Wilmington Air Park, less than an hour's drive from campus. Permission to also fly with the West Virginia Division of Forestry is still pending.
Site Selection Names Wilmington Ohio in Top Ten U.S. MicropolitansSite Selection Magazine recently announced the awards given to this years top Metropolitans and Micropolitans in the U.S. In the magazines ranking of Top Micropolitans cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people Wilmington, Ohio was named number on the Micropolitan list.
Economic Development & Air Park Location
The Clinton County Port Authority owns and operates the Wilmington Air Park. Specifically charged with economic development and job creation, Port Authorities in Ohio can take advantage of their legal authority to encourage and enhance economic development opportunities for businesses to start and grow. The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) was established in 2004 by the Clinton County Commissioners. The CCPA is a special purpose government formed to operate transportation infrastructure and lead economic development efforts. A primary function of the Clinton County Port Authority is the creation and retention of jobs in Wilmington and Clinton County.
In 2009, the Wilmington Air Park’s owner, DHL, relocated its ground distribution services. In 2010, with the assistance of the City of Wilmington, Clinton County and the State of Ohio, the CCPA became the new owners of the Wilmington Air Park. Today the Clinton County Port Authority manages this premier Air Park location. CCPA works with regulatory agencies, development agencies and the community to bring new jobs and economic growth to the county. Local and state incentives are available to potential tenants interested in locating in the Air Park.