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3:10 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Celebrates New Jobs At Cecil Airport

 


Local officials joined Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) administrators Monday to break ground on a new 150,000 square foot hangar for Flightstar Aircraft Services at Cecil Airport.

Officials from JAA and Flightstar break ground on a new hangar at Cecil Airport.
Officials from JAA and Flightstar break ground on a new hangar at Cecil Airport.
Credit Kevin Meerschaert

When completed next year it will be the largest facility built by the Authority at Cecil.

Flightstar CEO Jerry Hernandez says the increased capacity will lead to 250 new jobs at his company.

JAA also cut the ribbon on a nearby hangar that will house KCI Aviation.

The 30,000 square foot facility will be used for the aircraft maintenance and repairs for the West Virginia-based company’s growth in the Southeast.