Beginning in 1929, the site of the Wilmington Air Park has been the home to aviation. It has been the home of innovation and entrepreneurs. It has been the home to those who test – and expand – the limits of what was possible.
Ninety years later, this is still true. The Wilmington Air Park is the home to aviation operations – a wide, expanding, range of aviation operations. It is the home to enterprising individuals who continue to find new paths, test and refine new technologies, and create opportunities.
The opportunities, and technologies, are varied and expanding – thanks to the exceptional businesses that call the Air Park “home.”
We’re proud that the Wilmington Air Park is home, once again, to a dedicated air cargo operation. We’re grateful that Amazon Air has shown its faith in our facility, our tenants ABX Air and ATI, and our community to undertake this venture. We look forward to, once again, being the location that ships more air freight than any other location in Ohio – a level reached, here, as recently as 2016. This operation blends aviation, technology, logistics, and dedicated people – a perfect mix for our community!
What are the other opportunities, and technologies, that are found at the Wilmington Air Park daily?
The Air Park is the location of a world-class, and internationally recognized, large air frame maintenance and repair operation. Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) provides comprehensive maintenance, repair, improvements and service to a growing number of aircraft and airlines.
Utilizing technology that is, in some instances, “first in the industry,” this organization maintains safety, operational efficiency, and performs services located in few other, if any, locations in the United States. The company provides our community’s residents with opportunities – utilizing a mix of evolving technologies and mechanical training – that can launch a lifelong career in aviation.
Our friends at LGSTX Services are the backbone of aviation-related operations and facility maintenance. Drawing on years – and in some cases, generations – of experience, these men and women do it all. Whether it is repairing runway lights, navigational aid systems, building systems, or providing the air traffic control services necessary for aircraft to safely land and depart, these team of creative people do it – and so much more.
Non-aviation opportunities are a daily part of the Air Park, as well. Santa Rosa Systems, a leader in the fabrication of material handling systems, are responsible for material in distribution and fulfillment centers across the country – including here at the Air Park. These craftsmen – and women – create entire material movement systems from scratch, with pride and precision.
The men and women of Schuerger Law Offices also call the Air Park home. This tenant conducts a back-office call center operation from office space at the Air Park. This non-aviation operation is rapidly growing and provides professional job opportunities for our neighbors.
Creating training for technical people is not simple. The tasks are not simple, and the solutions are involved and intricate. The staff at JMCC designs training programs that enable aviators and technicians around the country access to best-in-practice solutions, keeping planes flying and people safe.
These are just a few examples of the tenants and activities here. The Wilmington Air Park is home to aviation and innovation, as it always has been; and home to the latest and greatest, as it always has been.