Business & Economy
6:00 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

Aviation Hub in Currituck County

Officials in Currituck County announced today they are building a Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center. The area is surrounded by several aviation-type businesses and the U-S Coast Guard in Elizabeth City.  Dan Scanlon is the Currituck County Manager.  He says this is a great opportunity for northeastern North Carolina.

Dan Scanlon:  "We’re right next door to the Hampton Roads area which has a large military presence and a shipyard building presence.  And it’s a part of a niche economy that we think is a growing economy and certainly one that we feel we can step up and compete in."

The aviation training center is a joint project between Currituck County and the College of the Albermarle. The center will feature a FAA certified curriculum that would allow students to get jobs in the inspection and maintenance of aircraft engines.

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