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Information for Drone Businesses
 
Welcome to Loudoun, home to the fast-growing Washington Dulles International Airport - one of the most efficient, state-of-the-art, and economical cargo gateways in the nation. Join the numerous airlines, airfreight forwarders and shippers already capitalizing on this growing market and take advantage of low costs, a central location and modern infrastructure.


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Location Advantages
Listed below are cargo and marketing support incentives for freighter services.

Dulles International Airport Features
  • Runways available
    • 1L/19R 9,400 feet long
    • 1C/19C 11,500 feet long
    • 1R/19L 11,500 feet long
    • 12/30 10,500 feet long
    • A fifth runway, which will run parallel to runway 12/30, has not been scheduled for construction yet.
  • Cargo Ramp
    • 93,000 square meters / 1,001,050 square feet
  • Warehouse Space / 6 Cargo Buildings
    • 47,000 square meters / 505,900 square feet
  • 24-Hour Operations
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Foreign Trade Zone #137
  • The Washington Dulles catchment area is large and easily accessible
    • Catchment area is larger than traditional gateway markets such as New York JFK
    • Approximately 56% of the U.S. population resides in areas with overnight delivery from Dulles
    • Larger than new gateways such as Atlanta and Charlotte
    • Excellent access via Road Feeder Service to U.S. Northeast, Southeast and Midwest markets
  • International services have expanded significantly in recent years
    • 462 weekly international departures to approximately 50 non-stop destinations around the world
  • Freighter Service via Washington Dulles would significantly improve operating margins
    • Generous start-up and ongoing marketing support through the Freighter Incentive Program
    • Opportunity for both forwarder and carrier to benefit
  • Washington Dulles Airport has the lowest average taxi and second lowest weather delays on the East Coast
  • Availability of lower-cost fuel with an expanded fuel tank settling farm
  • Excellent access to Northeast, Southeast and Midwest markets  

Loudoun Features
  • 500 acres available zoned land off airport property
  • Land is zoned industrial with outdoor storage, 0.40 FAR
  • Sites generally approved for 50,000 SF to 100,000 SF buildings
  • Average freight forwarder occupies 40,000 SF
  • Rapid workforce growth and one of the lowest levels of unemployment in the nation
  • Available incentives and financing options
  • Affordable, reliable utilities