Okaloosa Airports director: Bob Sikes has Airbus advantage (VIDEO)

Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 07:08 PM.

"There are certain parts you don't want built off-shore," Harman said. "I'd never fly a Russian-built airplane, and there's an IATA advisory saying you shouldn't fly a Chinese-built airplane." The International Air Transport Association, also known by its initials, sets standards for airline and airport services.

Bob Sikes Airport has an advantage over most regional airports because of its long runway and its access to transportation by rail, road or air, Harman said.

"An 8,000-foot runway like Bob Sikes can accommodate most cargo freighter aircraft," Harman said.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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