Wilmington Air Park to add positions

Wilmington Air Park officials have confirmed that Air Transport International Inc. (ATI), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group Inc. (ATSG), will bring as many as 80 airline maintenance and flight operations positions from other states to the Wilmington Air Park. The consolidation will see ATI which specializes in transporting cargo worldwide; occupy 13,550 square feet of office space at the main Administration Building at the park.   

“We are pleased to see ATI join the Wilmington Air Park community. The consolidation of ATSG operations is a win-win for both the company and the community,” said Kevin Carver, Executive Director of the Wilmington Air Park.

As well as ATSG’s 800 employees already headquartered at Wilmington Air Park, Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, another subsidiary of ATSG, began construction of a 100,000-square feet maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hangar back in January. The project represents a 50 percent expansion in MRO hangar capacity. This expansion is anticipated to create 259 new jobs.

Real estate specialist Jones Lang LaSalle brokered the deal on behalf of the Air Park’s ownership, The Clinton County Port Authority. “The Wilmington Air Park is gathering great interest from new and potential tenants,” said David Lotterer, Senior Associate with Jones Lang LaSalle. “The main Administration building is almost entirely occupied but we have other opportunities at the site including several buildings that are currently undergoing renovations.”

“With the addition of new developments and tenants at the site, these are just a couple of examples of growing employment at the Air Park. In 2012, Cargill leased 7,500-square-feet of office space and brought 16 professional positions to the Air Park. JMCC Engineering and Training Services is doubling their space and also adding employees,” said Kevin Carver. “2013 looks promising. We have seen a marked increase in proposal requests from potential tenants.”

About the Clinton County Port Authority

The Port Authority is a special purpose government, under Ohio law, formed by the Clinton County Commissioners in 2004 to lead economic development in Clinton County, Ohio. A primary function of the Clinton County Port Authority is the creation and retention of jobs in Wilmington and Clinton County. The Port Authority also owns and manages the Wilmington Air Park, a 1,900 acre facility with two parallel, commercial runways and nearly 3 million sq. ft. of building space. The Port Authority works with regulatory agencies, development agencies and the community to bring economic growth to the county. Learn more at www.wilmingtonairpark.com.

About Air Transport International, Inc.

Air Transport International, Inc. (ATI) is an experienced charter airline with the ability to reach across the globe, around the clock, even on short notice. ATI has the equipment and valuable expertise to respond to emergency one-time charters as well as long-term scheduled programs using its cargo and "combi" passenger aircraft. ATI is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, and is a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. For more, visit www.airtransport.cc.

About Air Transport Services Group, Inc.

ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world's largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG's subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. Learn more at www.atsginc.com.

About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion