AMES

Wilmington
10:07 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Big hangar headlines Wilmington redevelopment

Airborne has doubled the size of its hangar at the Wilmington Air Park and can now work on 777s and 747s
Ann Thompson WVXU

Five years after losing DHL's domestic operations hub, the Wilmington Air Park is rebuilding itself.  The latest project involves a new 105,000 square foot aircraft maintenance hangar, capable of housing planes as big as a Boeing 747-400 or 777-300ER.

The hangar is leased by Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES), already providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services at the Wilmington Air Park. The company anticipates hiring 259 people because of the expanded hangar.

Read more