Apr 12, 2017
Junior Skepple, Reporter
Jacksonville Business Journal
Hangar 945, the 25,000-square-foot maintenance hangar at Cecil Airport was recently completed by Jacksonville Jetport
Jacksonville Jetport has recently completed the construction of a 25,5000-square-foot hangar at Cecil Airport, according to a spokesperson for the company. The hangar, also known as Hangar 945, will be used for aircraft maintenance.
JJP is the only fuel provider at Cecil Airport and the new facility will double its space. The first property was built in 2012 and was used solely for storage, but the new facility will expand JJP's capabilities at Cecil.
"Our first hangar was strictly at a storage hangar and what differentiates hangars is the kind of fire protection you have. The first hangar had basic water and fire protection, the second hangar has a full foam fire protection system which makes it a maintenance hangar," director of marketing and government liaison for Jacksonville Jetport Scott Morrison said. "If you want to get more business at Cecil you have to have the accommodations for the businesses and that requires building hangar space."
Jacksonville Jetport is not releasing how much the project cost, but Morrison said the project cost "in the neighborhood of $4 million." Hangar 945 is the second privately-funded hangar to be built at Cecil Airport. The new hangar has about 19,000 square feet of hangar floor space and 6,500 square feet of office space attached to the hangar portion of the facility. The planning and completion of the new hangar took about 18 months in total and the construction, which was done by Toney Construction Company, took a year.
The hangar does not have a tenant currently, but Morrison says they are close to signing a lease with a tenant and they expect to move the new tenant to move-in by June. Jacksonville Jetport said they have plans to build further on Cecil Airport property and those plans are in the beginning stages.