Aviation plays a very important role in the lives of residents in the northeastern state of Delaware. Three of the largest aviation-related companies call this state home and over 7,000 residents are employed in the field of aviation. It is easily accessible from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia, which allows flexibility for incoming visitors and their travel arrangements.
The largest Air Force base in the country is located in Dover, Delaware’s capital city. The Dover Air Force Base is one of the largest employers in the state and houses the 436th Airlift Wing of the Air Mobility Command and the Air Force Reserve Command. The Dover Air Force Base was converted from the Municipal Airport to an Army Air Corps airfield shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Dassault Aviation, located in Wilmington, provides maintenance and modification for their Falcon aircraft at their Delaware location. The PATS Aircraft system in Georgetown caters to business, VIP and commercial aircrafts. They are a luxury aircraft brand that encompasses fuel systems, components and systems manufacturing and specialized aircraft maintenance and modifications. In addition, Summit Aviation in Middletown specializes in government, corporate and general aviation. Together, Dassault Aviation, PATS Aircraft Systems and Summit Aviation provide 7,000 jobs for Delaware residents.
GE is also taking steps to keep Delaware on the frontline of aviation innovation. Their facility in Newark manufactures advanced aircraft engine components. This innovative facility allows the engineering and manufacturing departments to collaborate easily on a small level of production. If the components are ready for a full rate production, they are sent on. Otherwise, the engineering and manufacturing teams rework the component until it is ready.
Despite being the second smallest state in the country, Delaware has plenty of options for visitors and residents. There are 11 public use airports, eight fixed base operators, six repair stations, six charter flight companies for business and private use, and two FAA-approved flight schools.
The majority of Delaware’s commercial airlines passengers fly into Philadelphia International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshal Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport for both domestic and international flights. Delaware is centrally located along Interstate-95, which makes it easy for visitors and residents who are looking for convenient air travel.
The most used, smaller airports in the state are New Castle Airport near Wilmington, Summit Airport near Middletown, Delaware Airpark near Cheswold and Sussex County Airport near Georgetown.
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Slack & Davis aviation attorneys have been representing airplane and helicopter passengers and their families for over 20 years. Founded in 1993, Slack & Davis has successfully represented families who have lost a loved one and have made important changes aimed to improve chances of surviving a helicopter crash. We believe in the rights of Delaware airplane and helicopter passengers and will fight for the rights of those injured in a plane crash. If you were injured in an airplane or helicopter crash, or experienced the loss of a loved one, call us today at 800-455-8686 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our aviation lawyers.