Springfield gets $6M grant to build facility for ‘advanced air mobility’ research

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The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Springfield $6 million to build a facility at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport to house a flight research center.

The National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence project will include office space and an aircraft hangar.

“This project provides a new research facility for government, academia and industry to continue advancing our national security efforts,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton. “Wright-Patt and the Springfield-Beckley airport will join together for groundbreaking innovation and research to strengthen our overall war-fighting capabilities in air, space and cyberspace forces.”

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Story excerpt provided by Dayton Daily News.

Written by Jen Balduf.

Originally published September 22, 2021.

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