Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Airport eyes opportunities

ST. ELMO, Ala. -- Supporters of St. Elmo Airport hope to market the 738-acre general aviation airport as a job creator for the south-Mobile County community. The airport some 18 miles from Brookley Aeroplex is state-owned and has 20 hangars and a 4,000-foot landing strip. John Eagerton, bureau chief for the Alabama Department of Transportation's Aeronautics Bureau, said the state has been positioning the airport take advantage of opportunities such as Airbus' decision to locate an assembly line at Brookley. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 07/24/12)