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Corporate Jet Solutions moving to Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport

BROOKSVILLE — After a turbulent ride, a Clearwater-based airplane maintenance company is set to be the newest tenant at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.

Representatives with Corporate Jet Solutions on Tuesday signed a 10-year lease for the former Brooksville Air Center site.

The company plans a flight school, expanded maintenance operations, a separate hangar for painting airplanes and customer services such as rental cars and hotel deals.

"We're very happy we've come to an agreement," company vice president Bradley Dye said. "Nothing worthwhile comes without effort."

The county-owned site includes a 20,000-square-foot hangar, an office building and a fuel depot. The deal also includes use of a 6,000-foot hangar in another part of the airport. The lease starts at $120,000 for the first year and increases annually with the Consumer Price Index, typically between 2 and 3 percent.

The lease deal has been controversial from the beginning because the airport currently has only one fixed-base operator, American Aviation, which has a monopoly on fuel sales.

Criticisms of Corporate Jet Solutions, American Aviation and the appointed Hernando County Aviation Authority have been flying throughout the discussion.

Both the authority and the commission approved the Corporate Jet Solutions lease last month and gave the company until July 5 to finalize the deal by providing several financial documents.

"They submitted the materials to meet the minimum standards we've all talked about," county administrator Len Sossamon said.

Dye said the company should be up and running next month. Within three years, he said, the center will employ between 40 and 50 people.

Reach Tony Marrero at tmarrero@tampabay.com or (352) 848-1431. Follow @tmarrerotimes on Twitter.

Corporate Jet Solutions moving to Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport 07/02/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 10:16pm]
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