Aviation company invests $65 million into project at Lincoln Airport

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln Airport is getting new cargo facilities thanks to a large investment from an aviation company.

Gov. Jim Pillen and the Lincoln Airport Authority announced Thursday that Burrell Aviation has invested $65 million into a new development at LNK.

Burrell will build facilities and get tenants to make the Lincoln Airport a “critical hub” for air cargo, according to a press release.

Officials expect the project to create 180 to 350 jobs for the surrounding community, the release says.

“Landing this opportunity prepares Lincoln for yet another economic takeoff,” Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said. “We’re proud that Burrell Aviation identified our community as the location for the next project and look forward to supporting their exciting development at the Lincoln Airport.”

Burrell will oversee the construction of 210,000 square feet of facilities, which will suit the needs of worldwide cargo companies.

“I am excited about this opportunity and the growth it will bring to Lincoln,” Pillen said in the press release. “This is another example of business stepping up and investing in the future of Nebraska. Burrell Aviation and its partners have the resources to invest, develop, and operate next-generation aviation facilities and infrastructure that will reap benefits for our state.”

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