MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Regional Airport is positioned to attract new business development in Knox County. Not only is the airport centrally located in Ohio, physically it meets the needs of many aircraft owners.
The runway was widened and extended about five years ago and is augmented by full-length taxiways. Those improvements made it possible for the airport to accommodate corporate jets. The runway stretches 5,500 feet and is 100 feet wide, and the approaches allow a ceiling of down to 200 feet and a minimum of a mile visibility.
In July the airport was notified that they had been awarded funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration for taxiway resurfacing and to reimburse the airport authority for crack and seal work and for an aerial survey that was performed last year.
Several area corporations already utilize the airport including Divelbiss Corp. and Ariel Corp., and airport manager Josh Wynn said that several new businesses have spoken with him about potential airport usage.
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