In September of 2014, Mayor Ashton Hayward signed the city's lease with VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering Inc. (VT MAE); the first step toward establishing a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility expected to create at least 300 jobs. Per the lease, the City of Pensacola will construct an aircraft hangar complex on nearly 19 acres at Pensacola International Airport and lease the facilities to VT MAE for a 30-year term. This hangar will be able to accommodate two wide-body aircraft and is expected to be operational in 2017.
By working with VT MAE, Pensacola will be able to create good, high-paying jobs and cement Pensacola's position as a true contender for aviation and aerospace industry investment. This partnership aligns well with the City's regional goals to create a robust aerospace cluster and will help create greater business and job opportunities for the citizens of Pensacola and Escambia County.
Mayor Ashton Hayward secured funding for the project through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in April 2015.
The Design Team is in place and is comprised of the following:
Atkins as the Architect/Engineer
Greenhut Construction as the Construction Manager at Risk
Hatch Mott MacDonald as the Construction Administrator
30% design completed.
Environmental Assessment has been reviewed by the Federal Aviation Administration and has received a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
60% design to be complete by the end of June
95% design to be complete by July
Construction is planned to commence in August
Estimated Completion Date
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