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  • US cargo-focussed airports report rapid growth in 2020

    US airports with a cargo focus last year saw their freight volumes grow rapidly as consumers switched to e-commerce, according to new research by Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates #SBDC Day

    WILMINGTON, OHIO - For over 40 years the America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has helped millions of men, women, veteran, and minority entrepreneurs and other small business owners start and grow their businesses. Totaling nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDCs are in every community providing local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed. The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to welcome James Buckner, a new Business Advisor with the Miami University SBDC (MUSBDC), to the Port Authority team.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Launches New Economic Development Website

    WILMINGTON, OH -- The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) recently launched a new website, created by Golden Shovel Agency, to further strengthen its online presence and the economic growth of the community. The new site includes county-wide data, information specifically collected for site selectors, and local business resources to serve as a one-stop-shop for companies considering new investment or expansion in Clinton County.

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  • RELEASE - Wilmington Air Park Highest Volume Cargo Airport in Ohio

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Wilmington Air Park was ranked the highest volume airport in Ohio for cargo shipped for 12 consecutive months ended July 2020. That volume also makes it the 33rd busiest airport in the United States based on pounds of freight transiting the airport.

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  • RELEASE-Wilmington Air Park Named Best Airport in Ohio

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Wilmington Air Park was recently named the Best Airport in Ohio by Ohio Business Magazine, in its “Best in Ohio Business” Awards. In its announcement, the magazine noted: “In this, our inaugural Best in Ohio Business Awards, we wanted to honor the many businesses and services that make Ohio such a great place to do business.”

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  • RELEASE - County Emergency Loan Fund Initiated

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority has launched an Emergency Loan Fund (ELF), to provide short- to mid-term loans to local businesses impacted by the pandemic. “Locally, our small businesses have worked diligently to react to the new business climate,” said Dan Evers, Clinton County Port Authority Executive Director. “This opportunity is designed to target small businesses in need of immediate funds to sustain and/or fund costs associated with re-opening or remaining open.”

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Recognized as 2020 Best Workplace in Ohio

    (Wilmington, Ohio) Annually, Ohio Business Magazine sends out the call to organizations throughout the state of Ohio, looking for the Best Workplaces. In its fifth year of recognizing for-profit, nonprofit and government institutions, the publication selected the Clinton County Port Authority to be among the 22 entities, with fewer than 50 employees as a “Best Workplace in Ohio.”

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Air Cargo Hub & Air Park


The Wilmington Air Park is located on 1,900 acres in central Ohio. The fully functional airport features nearly 3 million square feet of office, warehouse, and hangar space. There are two runways; 9,000 x 150ft and 10,701 x 150 ft., with CAT III instrumentation.

The Air Park has the capacity to serve as an Air Cargo Hub. Previous tenant, DHL, used the Air Park as a domestic Air Cargo Hub until 2008. The Park provides flexibility in landing schedules, plentiful aprons, and on-site aircraft maintenance. The airport also has access to critical logistical components including water, highway and rail making it an excellent location to conduct business.

Air Transportation Service Group (ATSG) makes the Wilmington Air Park their home. ATSG provide air cargo transportation to domestic and foreign air carriers. In addition, The Air Park can accommodate Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul operations. Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) recently began construction on a two-bay hangar facility. Shovel-ready sites are available for additional hangar construction

Two Runways; 9,000 x 150ft and 10701 x 150ft
CAT III Instrument Approach Capable
125+ acres of Tarmac to park over 126 cargo aircraft
Foreign Trade Zone
Oh-site Aircraft Maintenance Services

Technical Specifications
FAA Information Effective: 2011-01-13
Airport Identifier: ILN
Longitude/Latitude 083-47-6278W/39-25-40.5107N
Elevation: 1077ft/328.27m (surveyed)
Land: 2,000 acres
From nearest city: 2 nautical miles SE of Wilmington Ohio
Magnetic Variation: 04W (1985)

Airport Operations and Facilities
Wind Indicator: Yes
Segmented Circle: No
Control Tower: Yes
Lighting Schedule: 0000-0700
Beacon Color: Clear-Green (lighted land airport)
Landing Fee Charge: Yes
Sectional Chart: Cincinnati
Region: AGL-Great Lakes
Boundary ARTCC:ZID – Indianapolis
Tie-in FSS: DAY-Dayton
FSS on Airport: No
FSS Toll Free: 1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility: ILN (NOTAM-d service available)

Certification type/date: IV A U 10/1974 

Airport Communication
CTAF: 119.475 

Airport Services
Fuel Available: A
Airframe Repair: Major
Power Plant Repair: Major
Bottled Oxygen: None
Bulk Oxygen: High/Low