HUNTINGBURG, Ind.— New T-hangars at the Huntingburg Regional Airport (KHNB) show the airport is “open for business,” according to Brian Craig, president of the Dubois County Airport Authority.
At a grand opening held May 19, Craig noted that the airport has been contacted by two businesses that own aircraft based at other airports, who were interested in relocating to the Huntingburg Airport, as a direct result of now having the capacity and room to house larger aircraft.
The Dubois County Council, along with the Dubois County Airport Authority, partnered in funding the $640,000 project, with $450,000 in Council EDIT funds to allow for new business growth at the airport.
The one-time capital investment provides a stable revenue stream towards the goal of making the airport self-sustaining, officials noted.
As the result of the new 10 unit T-Hangar, four business owners now have their own space for aircraft, officials added.
“Many local businesses— Kimball, Best-Home Furnishings, MasterBrand, OFS Brands, Jasper Engines & Transmissions and Mulzer Crushed Stone — and residents rely on the state’s robust airport network to move products, conduct business travel and bring travelers in and out of our community,” said Craig. “The Huntingburg Airport provides a lifeline to a global marketplace as well as to neighboring communities and states. It’s a major economic development asset for us as we continue to attract business and industry as well as residents who want to make Dubois County home.”