The sky’s the limit!

Salina and the State of Kansas have a long history of in the aircraft and aerospace industries. In 2005, when millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett needed an ideal location and support services for the first nonstop, solo flight around the world, he chose the Salina Regional Airport as his take-off and landing point and the students at Kansas State Polytechnic to provide mission control.

Salina Regional Airport is home to the Kansas State Polytechnic campus, which operates the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Drone program and one of only 12 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) research facilities in the country. Graduates of the Polytechnic campus in Salina are prepared for almost any job in the aviation and aeronautics industries, including:

  • Airport maintenance and management
  • Airframe and power plant (A&P) maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO)
  • UAS flight and operations
  • UAS design and integration
  • Electronic sensor design and manufacturing
  • Avionics maintenance technology
  • Professional pilot training
  • Aviation safety

Available Workforce and Space

Avflight Salina Corporation – a fixed base operator (FBO) – calls the airport home and offers cargo and freight services as well as flight and pilot services for commercial, military, and other clients. Together with Avflight and other tenants – we offer all the services you could need at Salina Regional Airport, including maintenance, cleaning, warehousing, fuel, oxygen, nitrogen, ground power units, cargo support services, hangar space, and certified line technicians for small to wide body aircraft.

We have plenty of space available, too. The Salina Regional Airport and Industrial Center offers several buildings with almost 200,000 square feet of covered space and plenty of sites for development. With all utilities and infrastructure in place, this industrial hub is ideal for businesses in the aerospace industry.

Businesses locating to Salina Regional Airport will find several available hangars, including some that can accommodate aircraft with tail heights of up to 34 feet. Aircraft service companies, charter airlines, and other related businesses will enjoy direct access to the main runway, which at 12,301 feet long by 150 feet wide, can support even the largest aircraft.

Check out Salina Regional Airport to see how other aircraft and aerospace companies are taking off.