Friday, July 17, 2015

City OKs airport contracts

PENSACOLA, Fla. – An $8 million contract was awarded Thursday to Phoenix Construction Services to expand Pensacola International Airport’s cargo apron, needed as part of the project to bring an aircraft MRO to the airport. Another contract for $2.5 million was awarded to Atkins North America for architectural and engineering design for the VT MAE maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. Local company Greenhut Construction was awarded construction manager privileges when it comes time to build the facility, slated for Jan. 2016. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 07/16/15) VT MAE, which has a 1,000-employee MRO operation in Mobile, Ala., chose Pensacola for an expansion project. The two-hangar facility will employ some 300 workers when it opens.