6. What is going on out at Cecil Airport?

Cecil Airport (Cecil) has become a huge success story for JAA and the City of Jacksonville.  Since taking control of Cecil from the Navy in 2000 (then called Cecil Field), JAA has marketed the facility as an industrial airport with a very attractive operating environment for companies needing access to an airfield.  JAA inherited approximately 1.2 million square feet of building space from the Navy and has leased out all of that space and, along with its partners has constructed more than 500,000 square feet of space that is fully leased.  Today, more than 4,000 people work at Cecil Airport and in the adjoining Cecil Commerce Center.  JAA has just opened up 150 acres on the east side of Cecil for industrial aviation development.  Additionally, Cecil is the eighth licensed commercial spaceport in the U.S. and is open for horizontal launch spacecraft.  JAA is constructing the infrastructure for the spaceport and has already seen its first test flight of a commercial space vehicle.  This is an industry in its infancy but one that will play an important role in the future of Cecil Airport and the City of Jacksonville.


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