Wilmington mayor David Raizk has asked the Deutsche Post subsidiary to donate the DHL Wilmington Air Park to the city or Clinton County Port Authority, Raizk's executive assistant Laura Curliss said last month, declining to elaborate.
Now The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Raizk will formally request DHL donate the 200-acre air park to the port authority.
The company appears open to the idea. DHL has been in discussions with local officials about turning over the airpark, a DHL spokeswoman said last month.
DHL partner ABX Air operates from the property, which consists of two runways, ramp parking for 126 aircraft, at least two hangars and eight sort buildings.
The cargo operator's post-DHL plans include a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) venture, but the enterprise is predicated upon access to the DHL-owned facility, an ABX spokeswoman says.