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.