• JAA Greenlights Construction of New $12 Million Hangar at Cecil Airport

  • [Jacksonville, FL – 30 November 2020] The Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board of Directors today voted to proceed with the development of a 39,000-square-foot airplane hangar and office facility on the northwest side of Cecil Airport for a total cost of nearly $12 million. 
    The new hangar and office space will be leased to ManTech Advanced Systems International Inc., which has a contract with the U.S. Navy Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Airport Program to support and maintain P-8A Poseidon aircraft.  
    The five-year lease agreement is valued at approximately $4.9 million and includes two additional five-year options. The facility will also have 81,507 square feet of aircraft ramp parking and onsite vehicle parking. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2022. 
    “This lease with ManTech shows that Cecil Airport continues to be recognized as an ideal location for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul operations,” said JAA CEO Mark VanLoh. “Moreover, we anticipate that this new hangar will begin to open up the northern section of Cecil Airport for additional development.”  
    Cecil Airport has a number of government contractors and military tenants, including LSI, the Boeing Company, Florida Army National Guard, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Since 1999, more than $170 million has been invested in improving Cecil Airport’s infrastructure and facilities.  
    Cecil Airport is also the first FAA-licensed horizontal launch commercial spaceport on the East Coast and the 8th to be licensed in the U.S.  

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