Auburn Airport Plane on Tarmarc

A Wonderful Business Opportunity

The Auburn-Lewiston Airport has become a home for more than 15 businesses and there’s still plenty of room for yours! We encourage developers and businesses to explore the development opportunities on the airpark and in the airport environs.

The Auburn-Lewiston Airport is a growing area and at present has over 200 developable acres. We are looking for business ventures to take advantage of this opportunity.

Below are our current Business Services, Airport Tenants and Airpark Businesses:


Airport Board of Directors – As of January, 2018

The airport board is made of members from the cities of Auburn and Lewiston as well as
a member of the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments and the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council.

    • Bettyann Sheats
      ChairAuburn At Large
    • Heather Hunter
      Lewiston Finance Director
    • Rick LaChapelle
      Lewiston At Large
    • Robert Hayes – Vice Chair
      Auburn City Councilor
    • Michael J. Marcotte
      Lewiston City Councilor
    • Jennifer Williams
      Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
    • Jill Eastman – Treasurer
      Auburn Finance Director
    • Rebecca Conrad
      Lewiston – Auburn Economic Growth Council
    • Richard Theriault
      Chamber Representative

Master Plan

    1. Why is a master plan necessary?
    2. An airport master plan is needed for two reasons. First, to establish a logical set of development parameters and timelines that will coincide with the airport’s needs over time. Second, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires an up-to-date plan to remain eligible for federal grant funds. Many capital improvement projects are eligible to receive up to 95% funding from the federal government.

    3. What are the parts of the master plan?

    4. View Our Master Plan (39.75 mb PDF)
    5. View Our Rules & Regulations (35 mb PDF)
    6. View Our Minimum Commercial Operating Standards (291 kb PDF)

    The purpose of this board is to:

    1. Operate and maintain the Auburn-Lewiston Airport. Conduct strategic planning and implement projects and improvements necessary to maintain and improve the infrastructure of the airport.

    2. Provide for continued access by the cities of Auburn and Lewiston, as well as the surrounding communities to the national airspace system.

    3. Encourage the economic growth of the airport by attracting new businesses to the airport and surrounding airpark(s).

    4. Develop policies that encourage the economic self-sufficiency of the airport.

    5. Stimulate aeronautical development and expansion at the airport, as appropriate to users’ needs and the needs of Auburn, Lewiston and the surrounding communities.

    6. Define and set into motion: policies, projects, and programs that will increase airport viability and result in increased airport and community growth.

    7. Manage the existing Auburn-Lewiston Airport, and its primary property situated on the Hotel and Lewiston Junction Roads, Auburn, which consist of land, buildings, easements, fixtures, equipment and tools.

    8. Manage all other property both real and personal, which are part of, or used at the existing airport facility, together with all leases, bank accounts, accounts receivable, and all other intangible property.


Airport Director Rick Lanman has spent a very large portion of his life on or near an airport, most recently serving as the Airport Manager for Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport in Mena, Arkansas. A retired Marine, Rick has also held leadership positions at airports in Illinois and Kansas since leaving a five-year faculty position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Carbondale, IL. He believes that his wide-ranging experience makes him a seasoned aviator.

Rick holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Bachelors of Science in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University. He is also an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) of the American Association of Airport Executives. In addition to the AAE designation, Rick has completed the AAAE’s Airport Certified Employee – Operations course, qualified as a Form 5010 Master Record Safety Data Inspector for non-commercial airports for the Federal Aviation Administration, trained as an NOAA Advanced Weather Spotter, and completed the training requirements for Airport Security Coordinator as well as Wildlife Hazard Manager. He is active with the Airport Cooperative Research Program, actively serving on a couple of different research panels and continues to teach for Southern Illinois University through the Web-based and Off-Campus Education Programs.


Here you can find a list of all of the board of directors meetings we have had:

2019 Agendas
January February March April
May June – No meeting July August – No meeting

Archived Agendas
2018 2017 2016 2015
2014 2013 2012 2011
2010 2009 2008 2007


Here is the list of the board of directors meeting minutes we’ve had:

2019 Minutes
January February March April

Archived Minutes
2018 2017 2016 2015
2014 2013 2012 2011
2010 2009 2008 2007


Some of Our Great Businesses

Airpark Businesses

      • Dead River Company
        177 Turner Street | Auburn, ME 04210
        Sells propane, heating oil and diesel fuel to residential, commercial and industrial clients.
      • Eastern Fire, Inc
        P.O. Box 1390 170 Kittyhawk Avenue | Auburn, ME 04210
        In 1981 the operations relocated to become the first business to operate out of the new Airport Industrial Park. The 22,000-square-foot office and production facility was built and Eastern Fire continues to operate from that building today.
      • Paine Products, Inc.
        Kittyhawk Avenue | Auburn, ME 04210
        Family-owned since 1931, Paine Products sells its expanded line of Maine-made balsam fir incense and other scented merchandise all over the country.
      • United Parcel Service
        71 Flight Line Drive | Auburn, ME 04210
        Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a $42.6 billion corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. The world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services.

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