Air Mobility center next step for Springfield airport

Mechanics work on a helicopter in a hangar.

Recent investments and a growing demand for air mobility research at the Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport has led to plans for the construction of an $8.2 million facility.

Construction on the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence is expected to began in June and wrap up in summer 2023. The plan for the facility signals a next step for the airport, which is a major economic asset to the area, and can attract more investment in the future, said Tom Franzen, Springfield’s director of economic development.

Franzen, who is also Springfield’s assistant city manager, discussed current investment and economic development projects at the airport with the Springfield Rotary Club on Monday.

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Story excerpt provided by Dayton Daily News.

Written by Hasan Karim.

Originally published April 5, 2022.

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