According to a report in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, United Airlines is “seeking to develop a new maintenance facility on the airport’s property.”
The report says the airline is proposing to lease 9.5 acres east of the airfield for construction of a two-bay maintenance hangar and apron to accommodate 737 aircraft used in United’s operations. This is according to a Feb. 14 meeting agenda item. The report says Tampa International Airport confirmed the information.
United stated it would invest $33 million for construction of the hangar on the southwest corner of Martin Luther King and Westshore boulevards. The report says United has also agreed to finance the site work in return for the rent credit not to exceed $1.24 million, according to the document.
The agreement, if approved, would last 20 years with two, five-year renewal options.