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Bluewater Aviation
FBO/Handler (Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional / Brooksville)

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Brooksville (Tampa Bay Regional) Airport


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Bluewater doubles initial shared hangar footprint in Florida
It opened reservations for shared hangar space just a month ago. The initial 20,000 sq ft was immediately reserved so it is building extra capacity.
The MD-10 landing at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional airport.

Bluewater Aviation has doubled its initial community/shared hangar capacity to 40,000sq ft, to include includes 6,000sq ft of prime office space and a 4,500sq ft FBO terminal. There will be over 100,000 square feet of hangar space by the end of 2026.

Bluewater was granted an FBO lease by Hernando County at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional airport in Florida in July 2023 and is soon to break ground on its 12 acre campus. Construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2024.

President Anthony Santarsiero says: "The demand has been overwhelming yet again. We opened reservations for shared hangar space about a month ago, and in that short period, the initial 20,000sq ft of the hangar was reserved. We're seeing equal interest across all aircraft categories, but the demand from midsize to ultra long-range jets has increased. The airport is perfectly suited to support these larger aircraft as an MD-10 landed for MRO work, validating we can support the heaviest of aviation traffic, including military, commercial and general aviation. We've heard that pilots and owners are tired of busy airspace and lacklustre customer service in and around our area, and we look forward to solving both problems."

Bluewater Aviation is strategically positioned just 15 minutes south of the highly anticipated Cabot Citrus Farms golf community and 15 minutes north of the soon to be developed 775 acre Moffitt Cancer Center. Cabot's proximity is expected to attract discerning clientele seeking first-class travel and accommodation options.

COO Cristi Cola adds: "In our talks with Cabot's managing director, we fully understand our role as the front door to their facility and the entire Nature Coast. It's critical that we set the tone with these guests so that they can't help but return. Cabot will bring quite a bit of general aviation traffic with it. From touch down to tee off, we want to provide the best, most seamless experience possible for these mutual guests."

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