Boeing breaks ground for new MRO facility in Jacksonville

Boeing has begun construction of a new 370,000 ft² maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility located at Cecil Airport that, once complete, will support Boeing’s ability to deliver readiness outcomes for US government customers.

The facility will include eight new hangars, additional workspace and offices where Boeing maintainers, engineers and data analysts will support US Navy and Air Force aircraft. The facility’s close proximity to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Boeing’s Training Systems Center of Excellence in west Jacksonville, and local academic institutions make it a leading location for the development and delivery of innovative product support, underpinned by collaborative research and engineering.

“With this physical growth comes the ability to meet the evolving needs of our nation’s servicemen and women,” said Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services. “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 minimise aircraft downtime, or applying digital tools to optimise and integrate our support approach.”

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