The Federal Aviation Administration designated six other sites for unmanned aircraft systems research and testing.
The airport’s largest runway near the sinkholes will be closed during the work, but a smaller runway will remain open.
While proponents say the idea could bring jobs and money to the state, those against it worry about the safety risks.
Indiana airports are finding ways to deal with the economic changes that impact their business.
Over the next two decades, the FAA says traffic will double, but some airports are most conservative with their growth estimates.
The Indy Airport is currently waiting for approvals from the FAA for a land release for a new solar farm on the property.