Plentiful greenfield with low population density, hangar space and five massive runways make the Port ideal for flight testing and training. The Port consistently enjoys excellent weather conditions with 340 days of VFR flying per year. For more info, see Aeronautics
Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace developer and producer, along with many other flight test companies, utilize the Port of Moses Lake for ongoing tests and training at Grant County International Airport. It has capacity for much more given its 13,503′ x 200′ long runway and underutilized FAA regulated airspace for commercial and military dedicated use. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): The Port is also the principal location of the Pacific Northwest UAS Flight Center (PNUASFC). The Center has established six UAS test ranges for virtually any type of UAS flight testing. There are also all necessary support services for UAS launch, recovery, tracking and repair available on the airport: Pacific Northwest UAS Flight Center.
Grant County International Airport provides multiple operators to ensure all commercial, military and corporate aircraft have access to a full range of services.
MAINTENANCE REPAIR AND OVERHAUL – MROS
AVIATION TECHNICAL SERVICES
The largest third party, single site transport aircraft maintenance provider in North America servicing more than 450 aircraft per year. Clients include Southwest Airlines, UPS, Alaska Airlines, Greenpoint Technologies, and the military.
Flight line maintenance, aircraft storage, and space for large spare parts inventory. Clients include United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, and Continental Airlines.
FIXED BASE OPERATOR – FBOS
A full service, 24-hour Fixed Base Operator for military, corporate or large aircraft support and fueling. Rental cars available.
A 24-hour Fixed Based Operator for personal and corporate aircraft with a full range of support services and fueling. Rental cars available.
With the proximity of Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Force Base, Fairchild Air Force Base and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, the United States Air Force, Army and Navy utilize Grant County International Airport as the central destination for flight testing and training in the Pacific Northwest. This airfield is available for various complex mission training requirements, and includes designated drop zones, paved and unpaved operations areas, and a full range of ground support services. Additionally, the highest level of security requirements can be met at Grant County International Airport.
Moses Lake holds the infrastructure, operating cost benefits and workforce ideal for suppliers and manufacturers. Plentiful and inexpensive land coupled with the best power rates in the nation have attracted major manufacturers with national and international footprints.
The Genie plant produces aerial work platforms and other lift equipment with 850 local employees on site at the Port of Moses Lake.
SGL/ BMW AUTOMOTIVE CARBON FIBERS
The only facility of its kind in the United States, the SGL/BMW plant manufactures the automotive carbon fiber thread for the new electric vehicle line.
A production plant for the international solar panel manufacturer in Moses Lake.
JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS
A manufacturer of propellant and airbag system components for use in the global automotive industry. It employs over 300 people in Moses Lake.
MOSES LAKE INDUSTRIES
A division of Tama Chemicals, Moses Lake Industries is a manufacturer of high purity chemicals for semiconductors. Products are used for wafer fabrication, packaging and other applications.
A subsidiary of Nippon Chemi-Con, producing industry leading aluminum electrolytic capacitors in Moses Lake since 1998.
Software companies like Yahoo!, Dell and Microsoft have made Grant County home to data processing, storage and programming facilities. World-class technology companies have developed server farms across Grant County due to the mass availability of open land and low cost of electricity. RS Titan is located directly adjacent to the Port and has significant expansion capacity. The following employers operate data processing, storage and programming facilities within Grant County.
This co-location data center enables Ask.com to support its growing query volume and provide additional computing power for processor-intensive search services such as Ask 3D.
Anyone in the Pacific Northwest that visits the Yahoo! homepage or uses one of the many Yahoo! properties is likely routed through this data center to complete their online activity.
This Microsoft campus is one of the largest of its kind and combines traditional raised floor server space with newer more efficient containerized data storage modules.
The makers of Quickbooks and TurboTax utilize this data center as Intuit’s primary location to run and store data for its software packages.
This data center is a key part of the new cloud computing services that Dell plans to roll out over the next several years.