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Mansfield Lahm Airport is located approximately three miles north and 10 minutes driving time from the center of the city. Both Harrington Memorial Road and State Route 13 lead to the airport from Mansfield. Both are accessible from exits on U.S. 30 -- the major east-west highway serving Mansfield and the North Central Ohio area; and from I-71. U.S. 30 provides a direct connection between Pittsburgh and Chicago. Because the Mansfield Metropolitan area is within an hour commute of Columbus or Cleveland via Interstate 71 the area is served by more than 70 common carrier companies. U.S. 30 West also provides direct access to I-75 and I-80 and I-90 in the Fort Wayne area. The Mansfield Lahm Airport is an ideal location for your company to build and grow. Gorman-Rupp, Crane Plumbing, Therm-O-Disc, Sprint and School Specialty (Frey Scientific) have made their headquarters at the airport. Chief executive officers of 30 local companies, six bank presidents and a newspaper publisher endorse our invitation to you to seriously consider establishing your air operation at Mansfield Lahm Airport. Mansfield Lahm Airport has many opportunities for growing aggressive aviation-oriented businesses. Current aviation/airport-related opportunities are:

  • Air Cargo Operator
  • Freight Forwarder
  • Air Tour Operator
  • Commuter/Regional Air Carrier

Additional Incentives

The Mansfield Lahm Airport is strategically located and is within a two hour flight time to 60% of the U.S. population. Mansfield area developers are available and interested in "build to suit" projects whether for lease or purchase. The City of Mansfield is prepared to assist companies with:

  • Financial incentives
    • Local revolving loan programs
    • State loan programs
    • Federal loan programs
  • Real and personal property tax abatement
  • Attractive land leases
  • Job creation tax credits
  • Export tax credits
  • Equipment investment tax credits
  • Site specific infrastructure financing
  • Foreign Trade Zone Site 181
  • Customized training assistance
  • Assistance with regulatory issues

The City of Mansfield is very involved in the growth and prosperity of Mansfield Lahm Airport and the Mansfield/Richland County community. We are ready to explain how our exceptional services can help your company grow. Contact the Economic Development Department for more information on aviation and airport related opportunities.

Tim Bowersock
Economic Development Director
City of Mansfield, Ohio
30 North Diamond Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902Phone: 419-755-9794
Fax: 419-755-9465
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Mansfield Lahm Airport can truly be called an international airport. Mansfield Lahm is a city-owned and operated, joint usage facility with global ties. In 1925, community leaders encouraged Mansfield City Council to consider and purchase 190 acres of farm land for $15,000. The land would be used to make an "airplane landing field." That landing served as an airport where 1,500 pilots for the armed forces were trained through the Civilian Pilot Training Corps during World War II. Today it has become a 2,400-acre FAR Part 139 airport that exists today. Over the years, Mansfield Lahm has seen the Antonov 124-100 cargo plane land with 110 tons of European Consortium space vehicles, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform on four separate occasions, Air Force One bring former President and Mrs. Reagan to Mansfield in 1983, and then former President and Mrs. Bush visit in 1984. During the 1996 presidential campaign, Senator Bob Dole flew into Mansfield Lahm Airport on a number of occasions for his visits to Ohio. Mansfield Lahm was selected over Columbus and Cleveland because of the facilities and the easy access that the airport provides.Mansfield Lahm Airport bears the name of Brigadier General Frank Purdy Lahm of the U.S. Army Air Forces. General Lahm devoted almost 50 years of his life to aviation. He had seen flight evolve from glides of a few minutes to the sophistication of manned spacecraft journeying through the heavens.General Lahm took the controls of a T-33 jet trainer on August 29, 1956. He was 78 years old at the time. "This ride rounds out my flying experience. I have flown in captive balloons, free balloons, propeller-driven planes, auto-gyros, helicopters, landed on and taken off from an aircraft carrier and been launched from a catapult, but this was my first ride in a jet. It's a lot different from the Wright brothers' plane I first flew. It is a lot more stable and easier to fly," he said. If this nation ever had a drum beater for American aviation and American air power, Brigadier General Frank Lahm was that man. He was virtually a one-man promoter for the cause of aviation for the last 20 years of his military career. In 1963 he was enshrined into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio.

Mansfield Lahm Airport is located in the heart of North Central Ohio. The airport has demonstrated capability to handle large commercial and military aircraft including the USAF C-5 and the Antonov 124-100. Mansfield Lahm Airport is just over a one hour drive to downtown Cleveland or Columbus; near Interstate I-71, US Rt 30, State Rt. 13; has a 9,001 ft. x 150 ft. primary runway and has a crosswind runway of 6,795 ft. x 150 ft.; plus overruns. It offers a precision instrument approach (ILS), plus VOR, NDB, RNAV and ASR approaches; has a full service Fixed Base Operator (FBO); and encompasses over 2,400 acres with immediate access to a number of adjoining industrial parks.

We currently do not offer any commuter or commercial flights. However, Charter Services are made available from our Fixed Base Operator (FBO). Click here or on the Business Partners Link above for their contact information.

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Contact Us

Airport Manager
2000 Harrington Memorial Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44903

Phone: 419-522-2191
Fax: 419-522-0883
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