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 FAA has announced its six national test sites that will develop unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and they do not include Greater Dayton. The sites will conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace over the next several years.
GE Aviation and University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI) have signed an agreement to collaborateat the new GE Aviation Research Center in Evendale and its three labs. GE says, "the scope of this agreement marks a first in Ohio between a leading aerospace company and a leading university research institute."
By the end of the year, the Federal Aviation Administration says it will pick six sites to test unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Dayton region hopes to be on the list and has taken another step to set itself apart.