Nov. 21, 2018
Business aircraft operators returning to the U.S. from foreign locations now have an upgraded option for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing in Ohio, as Dayton International Airport (DAY) has opened a renovated CBP facility.
“We appreciate the efforts of the city of Dayton’s Department of Aviation, CBP and others involved in making this new facility a reality,” said Sarah Wolf, NBAA’s senior manager of security and facilitation. “The city of Dayton in particular recognized the positive economic impact Customs services have their community and throughout the region.”
The new CBP facility is housed in a renovated building on airport property. The building required upgrading to meet CBP design, security and technology requirements. This effort cost more than $1 million and took almost two years to complete. According to CBP, the facility is now home to a general aviation clearing facility, port office and global entry enrollment center.
“While there are other ports of entry in Ohio, the new Dayton facility is ideal for aircraft operators based in the southwestern part of the state and in southeastern Indiana,” said Wolf. “Enhanced local Customs facilities clearly contribute to economic growth of a city and region by improving existing options for international businesses and creating easier international travel opportunities for businesses already based in the region.”
Pilots should call (937) 890-7633 to verify facility hours prior to arriving. The facility plans to be manned Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., but other hours may be available upon request.