Construction could begin next year on a 24-acre logistics, MRO, and business jet support facility at Miami Opa-Locka Airport (OPF). SkyBridge Miami acquired rights to the site for $12 million from an entity controlled by Airside International Business Park.
The proposed 500,000-sq-ft facility is expected to include hangars, offices, a hotel, and support buildings. The hangars will fill 350,000 sq ft of the total space and have room for up to 19 jets, according to a schematic provided to AIN by SkyBridge. SkyBridge's site is on the east side of the airport, adjacent to the new 300,000-sq-ft Bombardier business jet service center. This is the second major airport development for SkyBridge, which opened a logistics hub facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in 2017.
Development partner and CEO Ronald Vogel said SkyBridge Miami would be an aeronautical campus complete with “recreational facilities that have sports fields and other open space facilities.” SkyBridge said the facility would generate hundreds of jobs.
OPF is the busiest of Miami’s four general aviation airports and is a designated reliever for Miami International.