June 24, 2013
New construction at Cecil Airport means more than just new technology; it means 250 new jobs to Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Aviation Authority broke ground Monday on a new 150,000-square-foot hanger at Cecil Airport. The $27 million dollar project is expected to be big enough for five aircraft. It is expected to be rented out by Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc.
Also Monday, the JAA opened the doors of a new hanger and office facility slated to be the new home of a West Virginia-based maintenance and repair organization called KCI Aviation. The $6 million project, along with the new hanger being built, is expected to bring about 300 jobs to the area.
"When you think about Cecil becoming an economic engine for Jacksonville, this is proof of the pudding", said JAA's CEO, Steve Grossman.
JAA says it hopes to continue to grow Cecil Airport in the coming years. Both projects are funded by the JAA and FDOT.