Cecil Field, commonly known as either "Cecil" or "Cecil Commerce Center", also houses the FSCJ (Florida State College Jacksonville) aviation course hangar and associated training aircraft. Sunrise Aviation, a flight training school and pilot supplies vendor is the flight training provider for FSCJ's aviation program. Facilities operated by major aerospace firms such as Boeing and Northrop Grumman are also located at Cecil, providing major maintenance and overhaul services for a variety of U.S. military aircraft.
In 2010, Cecil Field became the United States' eighth licensed commercial spaceport and the first in Florida authorized to fly space vehicles that take off and land horizontally.
Cecil Field covers an area of 6,000 acres (24 km²) and contains four runways:
Runway 9L/27R: 4,439 x 200 ft. (2,439 x 61 m), Surface: Asphalt/Concrete
Runway 9R/27L: 8,003 x 200 ft. (2,439 x 61 m), Surface: Asphalt/Concrete
Runway 18L/36R: 12,503 x 200 ft. (3,811 x 61 m), Surface: Asphalt/Concrete
Runway 18R/36L: 8,002 x 200 ft. (2,439 x 61 m), Surface: Asphalt/Concrete
For the 12-month period ending September 30, 1999, the airport had 64,255 aircraft operations, an average of 176 per day: 73% military (46,783) and 27% general aviation (17,472). There are 107 aircraft based at this airport: 64% military (69), 16% jet aircraft (17), 10% single engine (11) and 9% helicopters (10).