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Cecil Airport and Spaceport
Master Plan

Project Overview


The Cecil Airport and Spaceport is currently developing a master plan, a comprehensive study of the airport describing the short, medium, and long-term development plans in order to meet future aviation demands.

This project (or plan) will provide a better understanding of current facilities, operations and trends in order to project potential expansion needs. 


This project is working to provide: 

  • A comprehensive plan for Cecil Airport and Spaceport facilities.

  • "Right sizing” the facilities to meet existing and forecasted demand.

  • Providing a sustainable plan for development at the Airport and Spaceport.

  • Expand Cecil Airport’s economic growth and contributions.

  • Provide diversity and balance among the users and tenants, aligned with JAA’s vision.


This project is anticipated to continue through late 2022.




Chapter 2

The information collected as part of this chapter establishes a baseline of existing conditions for the Cecil Airport and Spaceport Master Plan. Not only can this information provide insight into Cecil Airport and Spaceport and its surroundings from both a physical and operational perspective, but it also serves as an input in determining Cecil’s ability to meet forecasted demand throughout the 20-year planning horizon. Thus, this Inventory of Existing Conditions provides the basis from which Cecil’s future can be envisioned.

Chapter 3

The information presented in this chapter represents a 20‐year outlook of aviation‐related activity at Cecil Airport and Spaceport. The projections use 2021 as the base year and 2041 as the ultimate planning horizon. These forecasts are unconstrained, meaning they assume that necessary facilities will be developed to accommodate all aviation activity demand over the forecasted period. Specific facility needs based on forecast demand will be presented in another chapter of the Master Plan.

Chapter 4

The Facility Requirements chapter presents Cecil Airport and Spaceport's needs over the course of the 20-year planning study. The recommended services and facilities presented in this chapter are based on the FAA-approved forecasts of aviation demand presented in the prior chapter, and from feedback received from JAA, tenants, and stakeholders. Development alternatives for the various facility requirements are presented in the subsequent chapter of the Master Plan.

Chapter 5

The information presented in this chapter presents alternatives that were intended to accommodate aviation and demand forecasts and facility requirements that were developed in previous tasks of this Airport Master Plan Update. Feedback form the Master Plan's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Planning Advisory Committee (PAC), and the public were also incorporated within this process. The preferred alternative is summarized at the conclusion of this chapter and depicted on the Airport Layout Plan (ALP).  



Chapter 6

This Master Plan Update chapter recommends project phasing based upon the preferred alternative and further documents the financial feasibility of implementing the recommendations found throughout this Master Plan Update. Opinions of Probable Costs (OPCs) for each project were identified based on the planned year(s) of implementation for each project. OPCs are a planning metric and prior to any actual development, costs should be re-assessed and updated as proposed projects transition from high-level planning to engineering and construction. Any project recommended within the Recommended Development Plan (RDP) will depend on obtaining environmental clearance, the availability of public and private funds, FAA programming, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) priorities, and demand.

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