Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Temporary hangar ground broken

MILTON, Fla. - Santa Rosa County officials broke ground on a new hangar facility at Peter Prince Airport that will be the temporary home to Leonardo's maintenance operation. In April, county commissioners gave the go-ahead for design and engineering of the hangar, warehouse, and modular office complex. Construction on the new facility is expected to begin later this month. AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., a subsidiary of Italy's Leonardo (previously Finmeccanica), is under contract with the Navy to deliver and maintain up to 130 new training helicopters that will be used at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. When infrastructure funding from Triumph Gulf Coast becomes available, the company will become the first tenant of the new Whiting Aviation Park and construct a larger facility there. The interim hangar at Peter Prince Airport will then be used to incentivize other, similar companies to locate operations in Milton. (Source: Santa Rosa County Economic Development, 08/05/20) Previous