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.
Airport Board of Directors – As of January, 2020
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
Chair Auburn At Large
- Heather Hunter
Lewiston Finance Director
- Rick LaChapelle
Lewiston At Large
- Luke D. Jensen
- Lewiston City Councilor
- Brian Carrier
Auburn City Councilor
- Jill Eastman – Treasurer
Auburn Finance Director
- Mary LaFontaine – Lewiston –
- Auburn Economic Growth Council
- Jennifer Williams
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
- Richard Theriault
Purpose of this Board
- 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.
- Provide for continued access by the cities of Auburn and Lewiston, as well as the surrounding communities to the national airspace system.
- Encourage the economic growth of the airport by attracting new businesses to the airport and surrounding airpark(s).
- Develop policies that encourage the economic self-sufficiency of the airport.
- Stimulate aeronautical development and expansion at the airport, as appropriate to users’ needs and the needs of Auburn, Lewiston and the surrounding communities.
- Define and set into motion: policies, projects, and programs that will increase airport viability and result in increased airport and community growth.
- 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.
- 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.
- Why is a master plan necessary?
- 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.
What are the parts of the master plan?
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.
Some of Our Great Businesses
Fixed Based Operators
Fuel & Light Maintenance
- Air New England LLC: Air Charter & Freight
Fort Lauderdale Executive | Waterville, ME
Office: 833.235.9263 | 603.351.5151
- Maine Aviation Sales Inc.
Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport
80 Airport Drive | Auburn, Maine 04210
- 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.
- Eastern Fire, Inc
- United Parcel Service
71 Flight Line Drive | Auburn, ME 04210
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- United Parcel Service