Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bid to be put out for park

MILTON, Fla. - Santa Rosa County Tuesday approved putting out to bid a $9 million construction project to build infrastructure at Whiting Aviation Park just outside Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The first tenant at the park will be Leonardo, which last week was awarded the contract to build the TH-73A training helicopter that will be used to train aviators at NAS Whiting, replacing the TH-57. The company, during the competition with two other companies to win the contract, had said that if it won it would build a helicopter maintenance facility at the park. The county has finished its construction plan for the 40-acre first phase of what will eventually be a 276-acre park. It will take 11 months to finish the sewer, water, electric, roads and other infrastructure work once a bid is awarded. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 01/22/20) Previous: Leonardo wins trainer contract; Contract: EMR, $17M; Contract: Schmidt-Prime, $30M