[Jacksonville, FL – 30November 2020] The JacksonvilleAviation Authority Board of Directors today voted to proceed with thedevelopment of a 39,000-square-foot airplane hangar and office facility on thenorthwest side of Cecil Airport for a total cost of nearly $12 million.
The new hangar and officespace will be leased to ManTech Advanced Systems International Inc., which hasa contract with the U.S. Navy Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance AirportProgram to support and maintain P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
The five-year lease agreementis valued at approximately $4.9 million and includes two additional five-yearoptions. The facility will also have 81,507 square feet of aircraft rampparking and onsite vehicle parking. Construction is scheduled to be completedby the first quarter of 2022.
“This lease with ManTechshows that Cecil Airport continues to be recognized as an ideal location foraviation maintenance, repair and overhaul operations,” said JAA CEO MarkVanLoh. “Moreover, we anticipate that this new hangar will begin to open up thenorthern section of Cecil Airport for additional development.”
Cecil Airport has a number ofgovernment contractors and military tenants, including LSI, the Boeing Company, Florida Army National Guard, FleetReadiness Center Southeast, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and BorderProtection. Since 1999, more than $170 million has been invested in improvingCecil Airport’s infrastructure and facilities.
Cecil Airport is also the firstFAA-licensed horizontal launch commercial spaceport on the East Coast and the8th to be licensed in the U.S.
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