Stennis International Airport

Owned and operated by the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, the Stennis International Airpark offers multiple site opportunities for domestic and/or foreign direct investment. Located at Stennis International Airpark, Optech, the world leader in the development and manufacture of advanced lidar (light detecting through lasers) and camera survey instruments for airborne, mobile, and terrestrial mapping, enjoys all the labor and logistical advantages to map out and maintain the company’s expanding global success. And the well-resourced Airpark is also home to the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX), which supports the coastal mapping and charting of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Geospatial technologies are only one of the developing clusters at the Airpark, where a depth of resources and support allows companies across a broad spectrum to train a laser focus on quality and growth. The result is diverse success, from Tyonek: A Native Corporation, the U.S. Defense Department’s go-to supplier of radar and other aerospace electronics; to Koenig Stainless, a leading international supplier of custom stainless steel; to the Lazy Magnolia Brewery, Mississippi’s oldest packaging brewery supplying refreshing beer products to regional markets. Spreading out over 1,800 contiguous acres, the Airpark offers ample room for expansion, even as a location adjacent to the Stennis International Airport assures an abundance of 24/7 convenience in air travel. The Airport’s lighted and grooved 8,500-ft. runway is equipped to handle the world’s largest aircraft, while non-stop, all-weather service is supported by a well-equipped air traffic control tower, Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS-3), UNICOM communications, and ILS with medium intensity approach.

The Airport’s Million Air fixed base operator (FBO) offers a full complement of capabilities and amenities, including comfortably appointed lounge, aircraft fueling, air charter, hangar space, and tie-down. Easy access to Mississippi Highway 603 and I-10 enhances market reach, while an FTZ designation provides additional options for streamlined and cost-effective transit and shipping. As an international point of entry to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and home of the Stennis Space Center, Hancock County welcomes non-domestic partnerships with expertise and high-value incentives.

For more information about Stennis International Airport or opportunities for growth or expansion of your company, please contact:

Austin Jenkins
Airport Director
(228) 467-7070 Ext. 101


Hangar Development

Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission has invested over $6.5 million since 2020 in new hangar development at Stennis International Airport.

Two new hangars with a combined space of 34,000 square feet were recently completed at Stennis International Airport. Located south of the terminal building, the first hangar is 24,000 square feet, and the second hangar is 10,000 square feet with an additional 2,500 square foot office.

The new hangars and acquisitions are part of HCPHC’s aerospace strategy to be the cornerstone of Mississippi’s aviation industry. In recent years, Hancock County has grown 230 new jobs and seen nearly $100 million in capital investment in aerospace development.

24,000 Square Foot Hangar

The hangar features a door dimension of 154 feet wide by 28 feet high. The hangar is equipped with restrooms and a foam fire suppression system.

10,000 Square Foot Hangar

The hangar features a door dimension of 80 feet wide by 26 feet high. The hangar office space is scheduled to be completed in spring 2024. 

6,500 Square Foot Hangar

This hangar is under construction and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2024.

13,125 Square Foot Hangar

Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission purchased this existing hangar in 2021. After receiving a grant from the Mississippi Development Authority, a renovation project is moving forward to upgrade this hangar. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2024.


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