Boeing Breaks Ground For Jacksonville MRO Facility


Boeing officially began construction on a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility located at Cecil Airport (VQQ) in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday. The 370,000-square-foot facility will include eight hangars along with work and office space. According to the company, the facility will be used to “deliver readiness outcomes for U.S. government customers.”

“With this physical growth comes the ability to meet the evolving needs of our nation’s servicemen and women,” said Boeing Global Services President and CEO Ted Colbert. “The Boeing team in Jacksonville are experts at performing complex military aircraft modifications, and we’re excited to partner with our customer to tackle what’s next in the MRO space, like using data analytics to help minimize aircraft downtime, or applying digital tools to optimize and integrate our support approach.”

The facility is being constructed near Boeing’s existing MRO site at VQQ, which opened in 1999. Work is expected to be completed in 2023. Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony also highlighted a 25-year lease agreement between Boeing and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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  1. “Deliver readiness outcomes”? If you didn’t want to communicate, you should simply remain silent.

    That’s about as stupid as when some USMC idiot decided Marines should say “Sir, yes sir!”. The Commandant had to be the one to point out it was redundant and therefore stupid. Eventually, some CEO with some leadership skills will fire some Marketing or PR director for this kind of nonsense. CEO will get a book offer, and the director will end up working a non profit job for half the salary.

    I can’t wait.