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Jacksonville Aviation Authority Approve Agreement for New Hangar, Office Space at Cecil Airport

• Will eventually replace existing Boeing Cecil Field site footprint • Continues Boeing’s maintenance, repair and overhaul operational commitment for U.S. government customers • Supports Boeing’s overall effort to optimize infrastructure and make best use of facility space • To view Boeing’s original release visit: Boeing has entered into a 25-year lease agreement with […]

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Jacksonville Airports Contribute $6 Billion to the Florida Economy

A new economic impact study by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) found that Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s (JAA) four-airport system contributes more than $6 billion annually to the local economy. The Florida Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study measured the benefits of on-airport impacts, visitor spending impacts, and multiplier impacts of Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Jacksonville […]

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Remembering the Day that Forever Changed Aviation: Current & Former Employees Share Memories of 9/11

Nearly every generation has “one event” which not only left unforgettable memories of where people were and what they were doing when it happened, but was a pivotal time in our collective history. September 11, 2001, is that event for our generation. In 2016, we sat down with several current and former Jacksonville Aviation Authority […]

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New In-Terminal Museum Celebrates Jacksonville’s Rich Aviation History

by Emily Lisska, Jacksonville Historic Society First Phase Now Open to the Public at the Jacksonville International Airport The Jacksonville International Airport has officially opened the first phase of its new exhibit, “Jacksonville Takes Flight: North Florida Aviation History from 1878 to 1941.” Featuring the area’s aviation milestones and memorabilia from an era when Florida […]

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Heroes for the Half-Shell: Cecil Airport

On a global scale, airports play a vital role in the transportation of passengers and cargo. As the demand for air travel increases, airports and aircraft operations have the potential to negatively impact the environment. While Federal and State agencies mandate a number of environmental regulations that airports are subject to, many airports go above […]

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Blast from the Past: The Roaring 20’s Land at JaxEx

By Justin Fletcher Jacksonville’s local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 193 recently hosted a vintage 1929 Ford Tri-Motor (NC8407) at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (JAXEX). The Ford Tri-Motor, often known as the “Tin Goose” became very popular with airline operators and passengers due to its three powerful radial engines and rugged aluminum construction. Henry […]

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