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FedEx Extends Lease, Makes Investment in New Facilities, and Adds New Aircraft at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley



January 5, 2017…Mobile, AL: The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) is pleased to announce that FedEx is concluding a series of investments at their Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley site.

The new facility will combine once separate functions under one roof.  By FedEx going vertical, the Aeroplex is able to optimize valuable ramp space.   The growth includes a new area for package sorting and expanded employee parking.  

The facility is accompanied by growth in FedEx cargo aircraft servicing the site.  An ATR "coastal feeder” aircraft now calls regularly providing increased service to the Gulf Coast.   

 This expansion represents a multi-million dollar investment in Mobile. It also represents a commitment from FedEx to remain in the area for many years to come.

 "We are happy to announce this evolution in our ever growing critical logistical equation.  We applaud FedEx for its commitment to its employees as well as its commitment to our ever growing Aviation and Automotive sectors.  The coastal feeder represents increased air cargo capacity for the Gulf Coast and this partnership is the first by product of our enhanced air cargo growth strategy,” stated Roger Wehner Executive Director of the Mobile Airport Authority.




Federal Express officially began operations on April 17, 1973 with 389 team members. That night, 14 small aircraft took off from Memphis and delivered 186 packages to 25 U.S. cities from Rochester, New York to Miami, Florida. They now connect to 99 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP); shipping packages and freight with services ranging from same-day to three-business-day delivery.  For more information visit


About Mobile Airport Authority

Established in 1980, The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) operates the Mobile Regional Airport, a 3,000-acre commercial airport and industrial complex, the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley and the adjacent Mobile Downtown Airport, a combined 1,700-acre complex.  The Airport Authority is self-sustaining and does not receive any operational funding from taxpayers. The Aeroplex offers compelling land, sea, air and ground logistical solutions.  It has long been home to several MRO operations and FAA Part 145 repair stations.  FEDEX, Continental Motors, VT MAE, Star Aviation and Aerostar all call the Aeroplex home employing over 2,000 people.  Most recently, Airbus chose Mobile and MAA’s Mobile Aeroplex as its first final assembly line in North America.  The $600 million dollar facility produces the A320 family of aircraft.  The complex is now home to many of the world’s leading aerospace suppliers and growing daily.  The airport authority has a broad spectrum of turnkey solutions from single office common use services, to build-to-suit lease back programs.


For more information:


Please contact Roger Wehner, Executive Director at 251 438-7334 or Brian Belcher, Director of Marketing & Air Service Development at 251 639-4680


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