JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An Air Force contract will bring 50 jobs to Jacksonville.
The Sierra Nevada Corporation was awarded a $427 million contract on Wednesday to build A-29 Super Tuscano light attack support aircraft in Jacksonville.
The contract has the potential to grow to $950 million, according to a release from the City of Jacksonville.
"Amid all the concern over federal budget cuts, this is some good news for Jacksonville," said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in a statement.
Final assembly of those aircraft will take place at the Jacksonville International Airport and two per month will be delivered starting in the summer of 2014.