Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) and the Clinton County Port Authority have completed the necessary arrangements to proceed with the financing and construction of a new hangar facility at the Wilmington Air Park. After nearly two years of careful planning, construction of the facility is scheduled to begin in January and will take approximately 12-14 months to complete. Preparation of the construction site is already underway. When finished, the 100,000 ft² facility will be capable of housing multiple aircraft as large as a Boeing 747-400 or Boeing 777-300ER. The hangar will be owned by the Port Authority and occupied by AMES.