Duluth Airport breaks ground on hangar complex

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The Duluth Airport Authority (DAA) is broke ground on new hangar complex Wednesday. This is the first set of hangars, built by the Authority in 25 years; marking a new age of general aviation expansion.

The new hangar will be larger and better suited for private aircraft owners. Over the past decades, wingspans have gotten wider.

The 5-bay ranch hangar building will be fully finished and heated.

Executive Director, Tom Werner, says these efforts are to diversify and bring in income, “There’s actually a regional hangar shortage right now and demand for hangar spaces is up throughout the entire region. Waiting list at most airports is common”

A grant through the ‘Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’ made this possible.

Werner explains, “When you lease a hangar like that, we we hope to generate revenue all of that revenue gets reinvested back in safety and security here at Duluth International.”

This project was designed and engineered by SEH and Kraus Anderson is the construction manager.

This project is scheduled to conclude by the end of 2023 and will cost a total of $1.8 million. This will be the first of several hangar projects over the next ten years.