More jobs are on their way to Chemung County by the end of the year, as an old building is on track to see new life.
County officials say they're in negotiations to sell the former Sikorsky site. The building was home the National War Plane Museum in the 1990s, later changing its name to Wings of Eagles. When they relocated, the building was leased to Sikorsky Aircraft until 2012, when it shut down.
Hoping to fill the space, the county is working to secure a $2.8 million deal with Micatu, an optics-based sensor company. Officials say they are just waiting for FAA approval.
"It's a nice step for us to have a high-tech company at our airport, and one that has a national reputation,” said Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli. “So we're very excited about it."
Officials hope to close the deal by the end of the year.