Air park, Amazon operations: Primed and ready


Air park operations ramp up

New signs point the way for Amazon employees at the Wilmington Air Park.

New signs point the way for Amazon employees at the Wilmington Air Park.


News Journal file photo

Amazon Air has been training its new local staff both at Wilmington College and at the Roberts Centre as well as hands-on training utilizing ATSG-owned aircraft at the Wilmington Air Park.


Tom Barr | News Journal

WILMINGTON — Staff and cargo handlers are trained and up to speed as Amazon’s air gateway operations at the Wilmington Air Park are set to get underway.

The first cargo-filled Amazon plane should be landing at the air park early Wednesday evening with other planes landing up until early Thursday morning.

Of the many current and future projects related to the new operations, projects under the Clinton County Port Authority include installation of a new airport gate entrance and a focused effort to obtain runway snow removal equipment for next winter, according to Port Authority Executive Director Dan Evers.

Amazon began the local hiring process in late April for about 500 jobs at the air park, Job Developer and Manager Tammy Keller of the OhioMeansJobs’ Employment & Training Center in Wilmington told the News Journal during the ”information days.”

The information days were held at the OhioMeansJobs site in Wilmington as well as well as in Hillsboro, Xenia and Lebanon.

New signs point the way for Amazon employees at the Wilmington Air Park.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_amazon_sign-1.jpgNew signs point the way for Amazon employees at the Wilmington Air Park. News Journal file photo

https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_Wilmington-Air-Park-logo.jpgNews Journal file photo

Amazon Air has been training its new local staff both at Wilmington College and at the Roberts Centre as well as hands-on training utilizing ATSG-owned aircraft at the Wilmington Air Park.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_DSC_0547.jpgAmazon Air has been training its new local staff both at Wilmington College and at the Roberts Centre as well as hands-on training utilizing ATSG-owned aircraft at the Wilmington Air Park. Tom Barr | News Journal

https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_CCPA-LOGO-Final_4C.jpgTom Barr | News Journal
Air park operations ramp up