Look at the Top Aviation & Aerospace Sites in the South
is no stranger to aviation. In fact, the industry emerged
right here when the first plane took flight in Kitty Hawk,
NC a century ago. Today, the region is a preferred location
for many of the largest companies in aviation and aerospace.
because the South has an abundance of land that is affordable
and adjacent to runways. Combine that with lower all-around
costs, a favorable climate year-round, an ample supply of
power and water for manufacturing, a highly skilled labor
force, and a population base more than double that of the
Northeast. Add it all up and the South becomes the obvious
there's the South's rich military aviation history. Alabama's
Fort Rucker is the headquarters for the U.S. Army's Aviation
Branch, Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base serves the Central
Command Center for the operations in Iraq, and NASA has consistently
chosen the South for its operations, sending most of its brain
trust and launching facilities to southern states.
industry titans like Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, and Lockheed
Martin all have a presence in the South. And, the region's
educational institutions are developing programs to enhance
the workforce quality available to aviation and aerospace
businesses. The region also boasts some of the largest airports
in the country adjoined by prime industrial sites.
companies are taking notice of the South's many strengths.
In this year's SB&D 100, our annual rundown of the year's
top deals deals, 30 come from the aviation/aerospace sectors.
Our previous record was 17 set in 1998.
a tour around the South as SB&D uncovers the Top Sites
for Aviation & Aerospace.
Complex - Mobile, Alabama
Complex sits on 1,700 acres near downtown Mobile. A former
U.S. Air Force base, Brookley has been transformed into a
leading industrial and trade complex built around a fully
operational airfield with a 9,600-foot runway. The site is
adjacent to Interstate 10 and CSX railroad and has water access
to Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The University of Mobile,
University of South Alabama, and Springhill College are in
the area. Designated a Foreign Trade Zone, this site draws
from a labor force of 273,000 in a five-county area.
Industrial Park South - Huntsville, Alabama
offers 900 acres of land zoned for light industrial use just
minutes away from Huntsville International Airport and with
easy access to Interstate 565, the International Intermodal
Center, and the U.S. Customs Port of Entry. The region, which
is home to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, has an active
aerospace sector. In fact, Huntsville has representation from
nearly every major U.S. aerospace corporation, including Boeing
and Raytheon, with more than 250 companies employing more
than 27,000 people in the local aerospace/defense industries.
The region's civilian labor pool totals 358,000 and an additional
11,000 active military personnel serve at the U.S. Army's
Airport Industrial Park - Dothan, Alabama
Airport Industrial Park offers 300 acres just minutes away
from Fort Rucker, the headquarters for the U.S. Army's Aviation
Branch. Dothan Regional Airport has an 8,500-foot all-weather
jet runway, as well as a 5,000-foot general aviation runway,
and recently completed a new terminal that offers modern conveniences
to passenger and cargo users. Several colleges and universities
are within close proximity, including Enterprise Ozark Community
College, the only public two-year college in the U.S. with
the mission of educating aviation technicians, Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University campus at Fort Rucker, Wallace Community
College, and Troy State University. Located in a Foreign Trade
Zone, Dothan Airport also boasts a highly trained workforce
that includes 168,000 civilian workers and 6,000 active military
Industrial & Commercial Park - Montgomery, Alabama
Industrial & Commercial Park sits on 1,044 acres of land
in the state capital, just a mile away from Montgomery Regional
Airport/Dannelly Field. The airport has one 9,001-foot runway
and one 4,010-foot runway, and the terminal is currently undergoing
a $25 million renovation. Montgomery is a favorite for aviation
companies. The region is home to industry leaders like GKN
Aerospace, Airbus, Kelly Aerospace, and Sykorski, which builds
Blackhawk Helicopters. Fort Rucker, the headquarters for the
U.S. Army's Aviation Branch, is only an hour's drive away
in Ozark and is home to an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
in the heart of Alabama, Montgomery is intersected by Interstate
85 running east-west and I-65 running north-south and is within
easy driving distance of Atlanta, Birmingham and Mobile. In
fact, about one third of the U.S. population is within a 600-mile
radius. The Airport Industrial & Commercial Park is fully
developed and strategically located directly off U.S. Highway
80 at Mitchell Young Road, which was recently widened to a
three-lane road to offer improved access from the highway.
Industrial & Commercial Park tenants include Mobis Alabama,
a manufacturer of automobile cockpit modules that employs
865, and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, Alabama's largest tier-one
supplier. Norment Industries, a bulletproof door and window
manufacturer, Harris Concrete Products LLC, a concrete block
and brick manufacturer, and Feldmeier/Alabama Equipment Inc.,
a stainless steel tank manufacturer, have also taken up residence
at the park.
Industrial & Commercial Park has 900 available acres of
land with adjacent rail. The region is also served by three
airlines, and 48 major freight lines and has a civilian labor
force nearly 275,000 strong that is already familiar with
the needs of companies in the aviation and automotive sectors
and is experienced at meeting them.
information about the Airport Industrial & Commercial
Park, contact Timothy Wang, director of corporate development
for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce at 334-840-9430,
or visit www.montgomerychamber.com.
Arkansas Regional Airport - Highfill, Arkansas
Arkansas Regional Airport is one of America's newest greenfield
airports sitting on 1,500 acres in Benton County. Five airlines
provide direct non-stop service with 50 daily flights to 12
destinations, including New York City and Los Angeles, from
an 8,800-foot runway. Northwest Arkansas consistently ranks
as one of the top 10 fastest-growing regions in the country
and has a highly skilled workforce. Highfill also offers quality
educational opportunities, including the University of Arkansas,
Arkansas Aviation Technology Center at Fayetteville's Drake
Field, which trains up FAA-certified A&P technicians,
and several community colleges and vocational technical programs.
Aeroplex - Blytheville, Arkansas
located in the heart of a transportation nexus, the Arkansas
Aeroplex covers 3,200 acres, with 1,700 dedicated to airfield
operations in the northeast part of the state. Few places
in North America have the comparable hangar space and related
buildings that are currently available at this site. A distinguishing
feature of the Arkansas International Airport, located at
the Aeroplex, is the all-weather, 11,600-foot concrete runway,
complete with Instrument Landing System. The 2.5 million square
feet of concrete ramp can handle all cargo or extended aircraft
operations. The nearby Blytheville Municipal Airport has a
Rock National Airport - Little Rock, Arkansas
Rock National Airport occupies a site on the 2,200-acre Adams
Field and handles about 2.6 million passengers annually. More
than $170 million in capital improvements were made at the
airport during the 1990s. Today, there are more than 120 daily
flights into and out of Little Rock and three runways ranging
from 5,000 to 8,000 feet in length. The site is adjacent to
Interstate 440, only two miles from Interstate 30, and within
one mile of the Little Rock Port facility. Dassault Falcon
and Raytheon Aircraft call the airport home. The Greater Little
Rock region offers 12 colleges and universities and has a
workforce more than 310,000 strong.
Field - Jacksonville, Florida
Cecil Field Naval Air Station is now a 6,000-acre airport
development located about 15 miles from downtown Jacksonville.
With easy access to air and rail connections and a deepwater
port, Cecil Field is attracting aircraft maintenance, repair
and overhaul (MRO) operations and a variety of aviation-related
industrial and commercial development. The airport has four
200-foot wide runways, three of which measure 8,000 feet and
one 12,500 feet. Currently, four area military bases and a
naval aviation depot provide 4,000 annual separates trained
in aviation-related mechanics. Aviation workers are also being
trained at Florida Community College at Jacksonville. The
Aviation/Aerospace Center of Excellence was created to train
A&P technicians, Embry-Riddle has a campus there, and
numerous other colleges and universities are in the region,
which has an available workforce totaling more than 700,000.
Space Research Park - Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Space Research Park is located on 320 acres just outside the
fence at the Kennedy Space Center. This unique space research
park is likely to attract research and higher education facilities
sponsored by university organizations, commercial space experiment
processing services, spaceport and range technology development
and support activities, international laboratories and administrative
support for NASA's global partners on the space station, technical
and scientific support labs, initiatives to encourage space
business startups, space technology brokerage activities,
and business support services required by park tenants.
International Airport - Orlando, Florida
International Airport sits on 14,672 acres, making it the
third-largest landmass in the country and the 16th largest
U.S. airport. This property features Orlando Tradeport, a
1,400-acre master planned integrated cargo center with direct
airside access, 140 acres of cargo ramp, and a 205-acre Foreign
Trade Zone. The airport offers two 12,000-foot runways and
one 10,000-foot runway. The region enjoys multi-modal transportation
with Interstate 4, Florida's Turnpike, and several toll roads,
along with commercial and cargo rail and motor freight carriers.
The site has various parcels of land and existing buildings
ready for occupancy. Metro Orlando's labor force is young
and abundant, with nearly one million skilled workers.
Head International Airport - Savannah, Georgia
Head International Airport offers 3,500 acres of land for
development just nine miles northwest of Savannah's central
business district. The airport has two runways, one 9,351
feet and one 7,000 feet. The Crossroads Business Center and
Savannah Port Authority Industrial Park operate within Foreign
Trade Zone boundaries, as do Georgia Port Authority and the
Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. All four
are on airport property, with quick access to Highway 80,
Highway 21 and Interstates 16 and 95.
Georgia Aviation Center - Macon, Georgia
Georgia Aviation Center offers more than 150 acres and features
three additional industrial parks with an additional 600 acres
within two miles. The Middle Georgia Regional Airport has
a 6,500-foot runway and a 5,000-foot runway. Boeing, two MROs,
and more than 30 aerospace suppliers and service companies
call the Center home and enjoy access to more than 30,000
aerospace workers in the area. Middle Georgia, known as "Aerospace
Alley" in Georgia, is also home to Robins Air Force Base,
located just three miles from the airport, and Middle Georgia
Innovation Center for Aerospace Logistics, a think tank established
to address issues in the state's aerospace industry. Three
technical colleges offer FAA-approved A&P mechanic training
programs. A general aviation airport and downtown executive
airport also serve the region.
Air Industrial Park - Topeka, Kansas
Air Industrial Park sits on 3,000 acres with 1.7 million square
feet of existing facilities and 450 acres of available land.
The park features a 12,000-foot runway, state-of-the-art air
control tower, Foreign Trade Zone status, and easy access
to Interstates 70, 470, 335, and convenient connection to
I-35. The park also provides onsite access to the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe Railway system.
Mid-Continent Airport - Wichita, Kansas
3,500-acre airport generates over $1 billion of economic impact
through 14,000 jobs on the site. Aircraft manufacturing, servicing,
flight training, and R&D share the spotlight there with
Cessna, Bombardier, and Flight Safety as long-time tenants.
The most recent expansion accommodated by Mid-Continent is
a 450,000 square-foot Cessna facility that will be the largest
jet service center in the world. There are currently more
than 700 airside accessible acres available for development
adjacent to three runways sporting four instrument approaches.
The airport offers a 10,300-foot runway, a 7,300-foot runway,
and a 6,300-foot runway.
International Airport - Louisville, Kentucky
International Airport has 20 acres of land available in an
Enterprise Zone with rail access adjacent to the site and
Interstate access just two miles to the south. The $20 million
West Runway Extension project will expand the west runway
from 10,000 feet to 12,000 feet with completion set for 2007.
Home to UPS' international air sorting hub, Louisville International
Airport is among the 10 largest air cargo airports in the
world, with more than 1.3 metric tons of cargo handled annually.
Airpark - Owensboro, Kentucky
Airpark offers 300 acres of manufacturing and distribution
sites including several with taxiway frontage at the Owensboro/Daviess
County Regional Airport. The airport has two business-class
runways with ILS, a fully staffed tower, two FBOs, and daily
commercial air service. The airport has recently been awarded
federal grants to extend and strengthen the main runway to
8,000 feet. With a population approaching 100,000, the greater
Owensboro area offers companies a central U.S. location and
a large workforce.
Hanger - Worthington, Kentucky
Regional Airport is a general aviation airport with a 5,600-foot
paved runway. The airport is home to the Ashland-Boyd Hanger,
an available 35,000-square-foot metal and brick building and
an attached two-story office building sitting on 13.3 acres.
International Airport and Industrial Park - Lake Charles,
International Airport sits on 1,600 acres, with 600 acres
available for development in Southwest Louisiana. A Foreign
Trade Zone and an Enterprise Zone, Northrop Grumman &
EADS Aeroframe Services are among the leading aviation companies
that call Chennault home. The airport has a 10,700-foot runway
and a non-precision approach runway. Lake Charles is connected
to the Gulf by means of a deep-water ship channel and is the
seat and port of entry of Calcasieu Parish.
Regional Airport - New Iberia, Louisiana
Regional Airport and Industrial Complex is strategically located
along the future corridor of Interstate 49 South between New
Orleans and Houston. The Complex offers more than 800 acres
of available land and is home to the University of Louisiana
Research Center, Louisiana Technical College-Teche Area Campus,
and The South Louisiana Community College-New Iberia Campus,
along with seven other major aviation-related companies. The
Air Complex has an 8,000-foot runway, a 5,000-foot seaway
and full service Air Traffic Control Towers. It is within
18 miles of the nearest commercial carrier at Lafayette Regional
Airport with 29 flights a day. The local labor force includes
more than 32,000 skilled workers.
Regional Aeropark - Shreveport, Louisiana
Located in northwest Louisiana, Shreveport Regional Aeropark
has more than 800 acres of land available for development.
A Foreign Trade Zone and an Enterprise Zone, Continental Express
chose to locate its new 148,000-square-foot maintenance facility
there. Its central U.S. location makes the park readily accessible
for any aircraft/aerospace-related industry requiring taxiways
and ramp access. The airport has offers two runways, one 8,350
feet and the other 6,200 feet. The runways and taxiways have
the highest weight-baring capacity called for by the FAA.
The site is also close to two major interstates, a U.S. Customs
port, and rail connections with a large pool of highly skilled
Army Airfield, Aberdeen Proving Ground - Aberdeen, Maryland
Army Airfield and Aberdeen Proving Ground, a U.S. Army installation,
share the land. The existing airfield has three active runways
and associated taxiways, one is 8,000 feet and two are 5,000
feet. The northern part of the airport features 35,700 square
feet of maintenance hangar and associated warehouse/flight
support office space, approximately 150,000 square feet of
apron and ramp area, and helicopter parking positions. Phillips
Army Airfield is conveniently located within a few miles of
several existing industrial/business parks in Aberdeen, Havre
de Grace, and Bel Air, as well as within minutes of major
economic redevelopment sites along the U.S. Route 40 Corridor.
Phillips and Harford County are located on the I-95 corridor
approximately 30 minutes from the population center of Baltimore
and within one hour from Philadelphia.
Regional Airport - Hagerstown, Maryland
Regional Airport is a designated Foreign Trade Zone sitting
on 387 acres of land and boasts easy access to the four-state
region: Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.
Its strategic location just south of the Pennsylvania border
and less than one-quarter mile off of Interstate 81 is attracting
companies like Northrop Grumman. The airport has one 5,451-foot
runway and one 3,494-foot runway and has just embarked on
the $60 million Runway Improvement Program to be completed
in late 2007. The region has a local labor force totaling
more than 71,000 and is within a 70-mile radius of more than
30 institutions of higher learning.
Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport - Salisbury, Maryland
constructed by the Navy as a training base during World War
II, Salisbury Airport reverted to Wicomico County at the end
of the war. Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport
is now the second busiest airport in Maryland with a 5,000-foot
runway and a 5,500-foot runway. Local and national corporations
such as Federal Express, Bayland Aviation, and Salisbury Engineering
maintain hangers there and it's also the home of Piedmont
Triangle Regional Airport - Columbus, Mississippi
Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA), the state's third largest,
is centrally located between Columbus, Starkville and West
Point. American Eurocopter Corporation, the second largest
aerospace company in the world, is building an $11 million
manufacturing and assembly plant there, bringing with it 100
high tech jobs and a $5 million annual payroll. The company's
economic impact on the region is expected to reach over $17.5
serves Northeast Mississippi with airline service from a 6,497-foot
runway to the world through the Atlanta and Dallas-Ft. Worth
hubs. The airport offers a fixed based operator, a charter
service and fueling and maintenance for corporate aircraft.
Local airfreight service is provided through United Parcel
Service, Federal Express, Purolator, Cooper Air Freight, and
the three commercial carriers.
is about 10 miles west of the Alabama state line and less
than 300 miles from Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis and Little
Rock. The 234-mile long Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway connects
16,000 miles of inland waterways to the Gulf of Mexico from
the Tennessee River to the Port of Mobile, Ala. Rail-wise,
the Burlington Northern, Columbus and Greenville Railway Company,
Golden Triangle, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and
Luxapalila Valley Railroad Company all serve the region. And
U.S. Highway 82 runs east and west through Columbus, while
U.S. Highway 45 runs from Tennessee to the Gulf Coast. Mississippi
Highways 12, 50, 69, and 373 also serve the area. Of the 18
motor freight carriers serving the Golden Triangle, 10 have
terminal facilities in Lowndes County.
has more than 250,000 available workers who have access to
top-notch education and training facilities. Military personnel
exiting from Columbus Air Force Base bring skilled disciplined
workers to the region. Mississippi State University offers
a strong engineering program. The East Mississippi Community
College Golden Triangle is home to the Center for Manufacturing
Technology Excellence, a training institution focused on the
needs of manufacturers.
information about the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, call
the Columbus/Lowndes Economic Development Association at 662-328-8369,
send e-mail to email@example.com
or visit www.gtra.com.
Meridian/Key Field - Meridian, Mississippi
sits on 864 acres of land and is home to the Air National
Guard 186th Air Refueling Wing, the Army National Guard 185th
Army Aviation Support Facility, and the Meridian Regional
Airport. At 10,004 feet, Key Field is home to the longest
public use runway in Mississippi. Across the street is a 47-acre
site with an existing 310,000 square-foot building. These
properties are strategically located within one mile of Interstates
20 and 50.
International Airpark - Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
International Airpark, a U.S. Customs Port of Entry, offers
100 acres accessible by State Highway 603 and Interstate 10.
Stennis International Airport, located adjacent to the Airpark,
has the second-longest runway in the state at 8,500 feet (with
plans to extend to 10,500 feet in 2005) and more than 340,000
square feet of surfaced aprons and taxiways, including a maintenance
and storage hanger and additional T-hangers under construction.
The airport is also home to NASA Stennis Space Center. Located
in a Foreign Trade Zone, Stennis is strategically positioned
equidistant from the port cities of Mobile and New Orleans,
and has two major deepwater ports of its own. Bay St. Louis
is within 100 miles of downtown New Orleans, Gulfport/Biloxi,
Baton Rouge, and Mobile.
International Airport- Jackson, Mississippi
a U.S. Customs Port of Entry located on the property, Jackson
International Airport is attracting tenants specializing in
international air cargo. Combined with uncongested skies,
a Foreign Trade Zone, and plans for an extensive air cargo
park on the west side of the field, Jackson is an up-and-coming
location poised for growth. Four hundred acres on the east
end of the property is tagged for development. The airport
offers two 8,500 foot-long runways, approximately 450,000
square feet of air cargo storage space, and quick access to
Delta Regional Airport - Greenville, Mississippi
on a 2,000-acre plot of land, the former Greenville Air Force
Base is the only airport serving the Mississippi Delta. A
sizeable portion of the airport is in the Mid-Delta Empowerment
Zone and is home to a varied group of industries and businesses,
including Aviation Exteriors, Inc., the only Boeing-certified
aircraft painting company. More than 700 acres fronting runways,
taxiways and ramp areas, combined with the airport's success
in industrial development, puts it in a strategic position
to capitalize on the region's growth.
City International Airport - Kansas City, Missouri
on approximately 10,000 acres of land, Kansas City International
(KCI) Airport is one of the largest airports in the country,
handling about 10 million passengers each year. The KCI complex
has three runways, two parallel with 6,575 feet of separation,
which can accommodate up to 139 aircraft operations per hour.
The Kansas City region is also a major trucking center with
the confluence of four Interstate highways and is the nation's
second-largest rail center.
Louis International Airport - St. Louis, Missouri
Louis International Airport sits on about 2,000 acres of land
and owns an additional 800 acres. The Airport's East Redevelopment
Area has more than 500 acres of available land located at
the northeast intersection of Interstates 170 and 70 and enjoys
Enterprise Zone tax credits and other incentives. The airport
is currently undergoing a major expansion program, the largest
capital improvement project in St. Louis history.
Triad International Airport - Greensboro, North Carolina
Triad International Airport's 3,600-acre campus is home to
more than 50 companies that employ more than 4,000 people.
The site attracted Federal Express Mid Atlantic Hub, a $300
million facility that will open in 2009. The airport is close
to all three major cities of the Piedmont Triad. Downtown
Greensboro is within 10 miles, downtown Winston Salem within
22 miles, and downtown High Point within 15 miles. The airport
has one 10,000-foot runway and one 6,380-foot runway. Construction
on a new 9,000-foot runway will begin soon.
Carolina Global TransPark (GTP) Authority - Kinston, North
an industrial park located about five miles north of Kinston
in Eastern North Carolina. The site offers about 2,000 acres
of property, which includes industrial sites, Kinston Regional
Jetport, and a state-of-the-art education and training center.
Kinston Regional Jetport features a newly lengthened 11,500-foot
runway, the longest commercial runway between Washington,
D.C. and Atlanta. An upgrade is now underway to provide GTP
with CAT III ILS, new cargo facilities have already been built
and more could be added to meet increased demand. Designated
a Foreign Trade Zone, the park recently broke ground on a
speculative 120,000 square-foot warehouse facility.
County Regional Airport - Sanford, North Carolina
County Regional Airport opened its doors four years ago and
is making an impact on aviation in the Research Triangle region.
Located on more than 700 acres just off U.S. 1, the airport
has a 6,500-foot runway with parallel taxiway and a weight
capacity of 80,000 pounds.
Industrial Airpark - Ardmore, Oklahoma
Air Force Base, Ardmore Industrial Airpark sits on 2,200 acres
of land in a prime location just nine miles from Interstate
35, which provides easy transportation access to points north
and south. That's important since there is a regional market
of more than 6.5 million people within 90 miles of Ardmore.
between Dallas and Oklahoma City, Ardmore is especially well
suited to serve the Texas/Oklahoma and South Central markets.
The BNSF railroad serves the Airpark, running parallel to
I-35, with a main line running to Kansas City and Chicago
to the north and Dallas and Houston to the south. Ocean transport
of goods is easily accomplished through two mid-continental
ports. The Port of Catoosa near Tulsa, offers access to the
Gulf of Mexico via the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation
System and to the Mississippi river, is 215 miles from Ardmore.
The Port of Houston, first in the U.S. in foreign waterborne
commerce, is 350 miles south of Ardmore near the Gulf Coast.
Hundreds of truck carriers also serve Ardmore.
its strategic location and well-equipped airport, Ardmore
Industrial Park's is ready for takeoff. The airstrip has two
runways with landing lights. A 7,202-foot runway serves commercial
jets and a 5,000-foot runway offers landing for smaller jets.
The airport is home to King Aerospace, Higgins Interiors,
Task Research and several non-aviation tenants and features
full instrumentation, including glide-scope, adequate flight
space for flight testing, an FAA-staffed control tower, rescue
and security systems, and a full service FBO.
of labor adds to this region's attractiveness. Oklahoma is
a right-to-work state and has access to about 30,000 skilled
laborers with high productivity and low absenteeism. Only
4.9 percent of the workforce there is organized. Manufacturing
makes up nearly 15 percent of the local labor pool. Nine colleges
and universities are within one and a half hours driving distance.
The Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, The Training Alliance
of Southern Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma's Training for Industry
Program are committed to training workers.
Industrial Airpark is located in a state Enterprise Zone,
and there are numerous additional tax and financial incentives,
financing and business assistance programs available. Ardmore
also has a built-to-suit program for companies that need a
new industrial or commercial building. With a low construction
cost index of 89 and favorable tax treatment, companies are
leveraging this program to fast-track building projects in
six to nine months. The Ardmore Industrial Park has 1,200
acres available for development.
information about the Ardmore Industrial Park, contact Brien
Thorstenberg, vice president of development for the Ardmore
Development Authority at 580-223-7765, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.ardmore.com.
Rogers World Airport - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Rogers World Airport sits on 8,000 acres and has two 9,800-foot
runways and one 7,800-foot crosswind runway. The site offers
1,000 acres of land adjacent to a taxiway and runway bordering
Interstate 44 with rail access. Oklahoma City is investing
more than $1 million to renovate its airport terminal and
add eight new gates.
Beach International Airport - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
the Myrtle Beach Air Force base, this location offers 1,000
acres of available land. The site has a variety of buildings
left behind by the Air Force that are in excellent condition
and a 9,500-foot runway that can be extended to 10,500 feet.
Myrtle Beach has an available workforce of more than 90,000
with strong manufacturing skills with company-specific available
through The Center for Accelerated Technology Training, state's
respected workforce training program. The region is also home
to the North American Institute of Aviation and the area offers
an excellent coastal quality of life that helps attract skilled
Center and Industrial Airpark - Greenville, South Carolina
Center is a multi-modal airport/industrial park with highway
and railway access sitting on 2,600 acres of land. Formerly
the Greenville Army Air Base, it is now recognized as a major
aircraft maintenance and modification center with Lockheed
Martin and Stevens Aviation employing more than 2,000 there.
The primary runway is 8,000-feet long and made of heavy-duty
concrete. Dedication of the new $1.3 million air traffic control
tower is scheduled for the summer of 2004, and long?term plans
include the construction of an air cargo terminal and the
development of additional property adjacent to the second,
Regional Airport - Florence, South Carolina
five miles from Interstates 95 and 20 and with rail access,
Florence Regional Airport is a 1,500-acre site with two 6,000-foot
long runways, both expandable. The airport has undergone $8
million of capital improvements over the past five years and
offers 12 T-Hangers with plans to construct eight additional
T-Hangars and a community hangar. There are several 100-acre
plus industrial sites currently available.
Municipal Airport - Millington, Tennessee
minutes from the Memphis metropolitan area and Shelby County,
the Millington region is known as "America's Distribution
Center" with Federal Express' headquarters there. Millington
Municipal Airport is an important part of the area's multi-modal
transportation system that serves more than one million people
and includes the Memphis International Airport and north-south
and east-west highway links via Interstates 55, 40 and seven
U.S. Highways. Seven railroads provide service to all parts
of the nation and the Mississippi River water system accommodates
barge traffic year-round. Millington Municipal Airport offers
an 8,000-foot long runway.
County Municipal Airport - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
County Municipal Airport sits on approximately 500 acres of
land in one of the fastest growing areas of the state. This
airport offers one 5,000-foot runway and one 8,000-foot runway
and a complete instrument landing system. The airport is also
in the midst of a major expansion of its freight and passenger
Municipal Airport - Nashville, Tennessee
is the hub of the middle Tennessee region and has been a hot
spot for growth over the past decade. Nashville Municipal
Airport sits on about 200 acres of land with approximately
one million square feet of building space.
Airport - Fort Worth, Texas
a decade ago, the City of Fort Worth, the FAA, and Alliance
began work on the first purely industrial airport in the Western
Hemisphere. Forth Worth Alliance Airport is located 16 miles
north of downtown Ft. Worth. Operating 24 hours a day year-round
and offering direct taxiway access, Alliance Airport features
a 9,600-foot primary runway - to be extended to 13,000 feet
- and an 8,200-foot parallel runway, capable of accommodating
all types of commercial transport aircraft. This industrial
airport is home to Federal Express, American Airlines maintenance
facilities, and Cardinal Distribution, Galaxy Aerospace, along
with Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base and Bell Helicopter
International Airport - Fort Worth, Texas
established to serve the United States Army Airways in 1914,
Meacham International Airport is located five miles north
of Forth Worth's central business district with quick access
to Interstate 820. The airport has three runways; one is 7,501
feet, one 4,006 feet, and one 3,677 feet. Fort Worth has an
aggressive workforce development program with American Airlines
and Lockheed Martin among the region's largest employers.
Worth International Airport - Dallas, Texas
Worth International Airport, located 18 miles from Fort Worth
and 15 miles from Dallas, is second-busiest airport in the
world with an average of 2,000 daily departures and arrivals.
The airport sits on more than 18,000 acres and has six runways,
ranging in length from 8,500 feet to 13,401 feet. Four Interstates
(20, 30, 35 and 45), two major loops and a number of state
highways serve Dallas. The Dallas metro region's labor pool
exceeds one million workers and 31 colleges and universities
are within a 30-mile radius of downtown Dallas.
Business Park - San Antonio, Texas
Kelly Air Force Base, KellyUSA is a 2,000-acre master-planned
international business park located at the country's southernmost
major highway crossroads (Interstates 10 and 35). A Foreign
Trade Zone, the site has a two-mile long runway and aviation,
industrial and business centers ready for occupancy. More
than a dozen other incentives are also available. Boeing Aerospace
Support Center, Kelly Aviation Center, a Lockheed Martin affiliate
and Pratt & Whitney call KellyUSA home.
Central Aeroplex - Waco, Texas
Central Aeroplex is located adjacent to the Texas State Technical
College industrial airport less than one mile east of Interstate
Highway 35. The Aeroplex has more than 1,000 acres of aviation/aerospace
industrial development sites. The airport has two parallel
runways, one 8,600 feet and one 6,400 feet. With award-winning
aviation and avionics technology programs and customized training
programs, Texas State Technical College provides Aeroplex
companies with a readily available skilled workforce. The
Aeroplex also offers close proximity to NAFTA Highway and
more than 200 acres of Foreign Trade Zone land.
Field - Houston, Texas
Field is a joint use civil/military airport. Acquired by the
City of Houston in 1984, Ellington now supports the operations
of the United States military, NASA, Continental Express,
United Parcel Service and general aviation. There are three
runways; one is 9,000 feet, one 8,000 feet, and one 6,000
feet. Ellington Field is located approximately 15 miles south
of downtown Houston, near Interstate 45.
Executive Airport - Dallas, Texas
in southwest Dallas, Dallas Executive Airport offers city-owned
property available for lease to commercial or industrial projects.
The airport has one 6,451-foot runway and one 3,800-foot runway
along with 400 acres of Foreign Trade Zone parcels available
Field Airport - Dallas, Texas
Field is a city-owned airfield dedicated to short-distance/commuter
flights with its 3,700-foot runway. The airport is currently
undergoing a renovation and is home to four major airlines.
The airfield is 20 minutes from the heart of downtown Dallas.
Roads Center North - Hampton, Virginia
Roads Center North offers 470 acres that are minutes from
NASA's Langley Research Center, the nation's leading aeronautics
federal research laboratory. This site is also new home to
the National Institute of Aerospace. Further, it is in close
proximity to several universities including Old Dominion and
The College of William and Mary as well as being near several
military installations and federal research facilities. Located
in a Virginia State Enterprise Zone and a locally designated
Technology Zone, Hampton Roads Center North also boasts a
highly trained workforce that includes 15,000 exiting military
personnel each year, many of them trained at the area's three
Navy and Air Force airbases.
News AirCommerce Park - New Port News, Virginia
to the Williamsburg/Newport News International Airport, the
Newport News AirCommerce Park offers airside frontage on a
25-acre aircraft apron that can accommodate wide body aircraft
and direct access to an 8,000-foot commercial runway. The
park is located in a Virginia Enterprise Zone with state and
local incentives for qualifying companies. The region is home
to NASA's Langley Research Center, the nation's leading aeronautical
research laboratory. Aviation training begins at a young age
in the region, with the Newport News Public Schools Aviation
Academy. And the area enjoys a highly trained workforce that
includes 15,000 exiting military personnel, many of whom are
trained at Newport News' three Navy and Air Force bases.
River Valley Commerce Park - Fairlawn, Virginia
River Valley Commerce Park is adjacent to the New River Valley
Airport with direct access to a 6,200-foot runway that is
expandable to 10,000 feet. The park is located in an Enterprise
Zone and Foreign Trade Zone with easy access to Interstates
81 and 77.
Atlantic Center for Aviation - Danville, Virginia
Atlantic Center for Aviation is adjacent to the Danville Regional
Airport, a Class IV facility featuring a 6,500-foot runway
and a 4,021-foot runway. The City of Danville just completed
construction of a 6.2-acre, $3.5 million multi-use facility
apron located in an Enterprise Zone. NASA selected Danville
Regional as a Small Aircraft Transportation facility, one
of only a handful of such airports in the nation. The airport
is also home to Averett University's aeronautics program and
is within minutes of the Institute for Advanced learning and
Aerospace Complex - Bridgeport, West Virginia
Aerospace Complex (MAAC) is known throughout the aerospace
industry for its first-rate MRO services. The site features
a 200-acre industrial park and a 7,000-foot runway. Lockheed
Martin, Bombardier Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Engine Services
call the site home. Located along the Interstate 79 corridor,
a 73-mile region spanning four counties, MAAC is in close
proximity to major East Coast markets and to West Virginia
University's vast research and educational resources. The
region is also home to Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education
Center. The complex employs nearly 1,200 people in aviation-related
jobs and offers innovative on-site government-supported and
subsidized training programs.
D. Rockefeller IV Science & Technology Center at the Eastern
West Virginia Regional Airport - Martinsburg, West Virginia
site offers MRO services and two runways, one 7,054 feet and
one 5,000 feet. Strategically positioned in Berkeley County,
businesses here can distribute overnight to more than 60 percent
of the U.S. population via U.S. Route 11 and Interstate 81.
Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Regan Washington
National Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport
are also within close proximity. A Foreign Trade Zone, the
Center has several hundred acres of available land for development.
County Memorial Airport and Industrial Park - Oak Hill, West
County Airport has two development projects in progress. The
Raleigh County Airport Authority constructed a 55,000 square-foot
shell building on a 5.5- acre site at Airport Park and is
developing phase two of the Airport Industrial Park, a 300-acre
tract at the west side of the primary runway.