Jacksonville Aviation Authority Celebrates Arrival of Newest Tenant at Cecil Airport

April 18, 2012

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority today welcomed its newest tenant to Cecil Airport – KCI Aviation – during a groundbreaking ceremony on a new hangar and office facility.

KCI Aviation, a West Virginia-based maintenance and repair organization specializing in corporate aircraft, is expanding its business in the Southeast with the expansion at Cecil Airport.

“Expanding at Cecil Airport provides us the room to grow our business in the southeastern market,” said Chuck Koukoulis, KCI Aviation President. “In Jacksonville, we will have the ideal aircraft maintenance facility coupled with a highly trained, talented and experienced workforce. It’s the best place to grow our business.”

KCI Aviation currently has aircraft maintenance facilities in West Virginia and Oklahoma.

Construction on the new aircraft maintenance facility for KCI Aviation is expected to be completed in March 2013. The construction will include a parking lot, aircraft ramp space, and approximately 30,000 square feet of office, workshop and hangar space.

“We’re thrilled to welcome KCI Aviation to Cecil Airport,” said JAA Executive Director and CEO Steve Grossman. “We’re confident this partnership will be beneficial for KCI Aviation and for the future of Cecil Airport.”

KCI Aviation will join other aviation entities currently at Cecil Airport, including The Boeing Company, Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc., Jacksonville Jetport, U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Army National Guard, US Customs & Border Protection, US Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, LSI and Florida State College at Jacksonville Aviation Center of Excellence.


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