Boeing yesterday kicked off construction of a new 370,000 square foot maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida.

The facility will include eight new hangars, additional workspace, and offices where Boeing maintenance technicians, engineers and data analysts will support US Navy and Air Force aircraft.

The facility’s proximity to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Boeing’s West Jacksonville Training Systems Center of Excellence, and local academic institutions make it an ideal location for development and provision of support. product, collaborative research and engineering.

The groundbreaking ceremony celebrates a 25-year lease agreement between Boeing and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA). Under the agreement, the JAA will build and lease new facilities to Boeing on approximately 30 acres located on the northeast side of Cecil Airport, near Boeing’s existing MRO site. Construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

Since opening its existing MRO facilities at Cecil Airport in 1999, Boeing has maintained, modified and modernized 1,030 aircraft for the US Navy and Marine Corps, including the F / A-18 AD Hornet, the F / A-18 E / F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.

The team at the site is also converting the F / A-18 Super Hornets into flight demonstration aircraft for the US Navy’s Blue Angel Squadron and modifying the retired F-16s into the next generation of autonomous aerial targets. for the US Air Force. The facility also houses a flight control repair center that performs structural repairs on the flight control surfaces of F / A-18s AF and EA-18Gs.


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