Maine Courts Bizav To Redevelop NASB

 - October 27, 2008, 11:48 AM

Maine officials and business aviation groups are looking to redevelop Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) for civilian use, following the departure of the U.S. Navy in 2011. The base covers 3,300 acres, has two 8,000-foot runways, an FAA-approved ILS and 500,000 sq ft of hangar space, according to John Richardson, a former state representative and speaker of the house. The Navy has already started to move out of the base, making properties available for lease as they are vacated. One of the first companies to enter into an agreement is Maine’s Oxford Aviation, a painting, completion and maintenance shop located at Oxford Airport. Several FBOs have also expressed interest in setting up at Brunswick.