Dec 3, 2014
Jensen Werley, Reporter
Jacksonville Business Journal
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority is celebrating the grand opening of Flightstar Aircraft Services' new hangar, an addition that should bring 250 to 300 jobs to Flightstar and Cecil Airport.
The 113,000-square-foot hangar is the largest single hangar construction at Cecil Airport to date, according to a statement. The facility cost approximately $27.5 million and was financed equally by the JAA and Florida Department of Transportation.
"We're thrilled that Flightstar is continuing to grow its business here at Cecil Airport," JAA CEO and Executive Director Steve Grossman said in a statement. "The JAA has invested a great deal over the last two decades to improve the infrastructure and facilities at Cecil Airport. The result is that companies like Flightstar can continue to expand and be successful – a win for both the business and our community."
Flightstar will use the new hangar, no. 935, as well as 17,000 additional square feet of support space for its business: aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul.
The company leases two other hangars at Cecil Airport, using more than 45,000 square feet and employing more than 1,100 workers.
Flightstar was founded in Jacksonville in 2000.