Provides needed water infrastructure to support potable water, fire suppression, and future development on the airport campus by running approximately six miles of pressurized water main from the municipal water tower at Wor-Wic Community College to Fooks Road.

A photo of the inside of the Salisbury Regional Airport


Location in a relatively uncongested rural area provides a launch location from which drones or test aircraft can operate
Close proximity to three restricted areas, including PAX River Naval Air Station and Wallops Flight Facility NASA, allows for specialized testing in a safe and sterile environment
Close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay allows drones or other test aircraft to participate in maritime operations for proof of concept or training
FAA certification company on airfield is available to certify aircraft during various testing stages
In collaboration with University of Maryland Eastern Shore to develop drone corridors utilizing SBY as a primary entry point 
American Eagle Passenger Aircraft

Regional Impact

With an area of approximately one thousand acres and ranking second in size only to Baltimore’s BWI in the State of Maryland, SBY is superbly positioned as a pivot point of future regional economic development. Sustainable, pressurized municipal water will allow for the rehabilitation of existing infrastructure and enable opportunities for proper expansion and development of this Tier 1 regional resource.

For more information

Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development

David Ryan, Executive Director

Salisbury–Ocean City–Wicomico Regional Airport

Anthony Rudy, A.A.E, Airport Manager

Tri-County Council Economic Development
Greg Padgham, Executive Director