Jacksonville Business Journal
by Sarah Mueller, Reporter
Monday, April 16, 2012
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority welcomes a new tenant KCI Aviation to Cecil Airport on Wednesday.
JAA has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for KCI at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Aviation Avenue and Speicher Drive on April 18. Representatives from JAA, KCI, City of Jacksonville, state and economic development officials are expected to attend.
KCI, based in Bridgeport, W.Va., specializes in aircraft maintenance and repairs for corporate aircraft. The company’s expansion at Cecil is designed to grow its business in the southeast region beyond its current facilities in West Virginia and Oklahoma, a news alert said.
The new 30,000 square-foot hangar will include office, workshop and hanger space. Construction is expected to finish by March 2013.
The JAA is also moving forward on its plans to develop a Cecil Spaceport at the airport. It held its first spaceport summit in March.