Cheongju International Airport
Artcraft Body Heavy
Aerospace Part R&D Center
Overview of the development
- Rising status as a gateway airport to Sejong-si and a hub airport in the Jungbu region
- Increasing necessity to create an aerospace industrial cluster
- Necessity to secure, in a timely manner, key technologies for the knowledge-based industry suitable for developed countries
- Location : all over Naesu-eup, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
- Size : 473,713㎡
- Project cost : 156.9 billion won
- Project period : 2013 – 2020
Cheongju International Airport as a hub airport in the Jungbu region
- Gateway airport to Sejong-si, the country’s de facto second capital, and a hub airport in the Jungbu region
- The only airport serving cargo-only flights outside the Seoul metropolitan area, and a hub for low cost carriers in Northeast Asia
Center of transportation and logistics, accessible within two hours across the country
- Network of expressways connecting all directions: four routes from north to south and three from east to west.
- X-shaped HSR network: Osong KTX Station (the only HSR junction station) within forty minutes distance to Seoul.
- Electrified railroad network: Prospective projects for connecting to the electrified railroad network of the Seoul metropolitan area (Seoul to Cheongju International Airport) and for building a light rail line (Daejeon to Cheongju International Airport) are being worked on.
- Conventional railroad network: the Chungbuk Line, the Jungang Line, the Taebaek Line, and the Jungbu Naeryuk Line. (under construction)
MRO hub to lead the aerospace industries of Northeast Asia
- Until 2021, the Asian aerospace market is expected to grow at an annual average rate of 6.8%, in contrast with 3.9% for the global market.
- The rapid growth of Asian low cost airlines is expected to result in an increase in the demand for MRO services for medium to large planes (Frost & Sullivan).
- The airport sits at the best strategic location in the aviation MRO industry, capable of minimizing turnaround time.
- Capable of providing logistics services for a broad range of aircraft components and minimizing turnaround time
- Specialized for the comprehensive aviation MRO services of Korea
- Designated as an aviation MRO pilot site in 2009
- Mentioned as a favorable hub for aviation MRO in 2010
- Accommodates businesses specializing in aviation (LG International Corp. and Sungwoo Engineering)
Optimal place for convergence-based aviation industry of the future
- Available in the vicinity are ICT and solar power clusters as well as the largest R&D facilities within the country.
- The Daedeok Research Complex, the Ochang Science and Industry Complex, Osong BioValley, the Asia Solar Valley, and the International Science and Business Belt