MOB to hold full-scale emergency plan exercise
MOBILE, Ala. (August 29, 2022) – The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) will test its crisis readiness with a full-scale emergency exercise at Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
Held every three years as mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Mobile Regional Airport’s Triennial Airport Emergency Exercise aims to create a realistic simulation of a major aircraft accident with mass casualties. Then, airport personnel and partnering agencies will test and review their response.
The Airport looks forward to multiple emergency services participating, including the United States Coast Guard, City of Mobile, Mobile County Emergency Management Agency, Mobile County Police Department, Mobile County Fire and Rescue, Mobile County Health Department, USA Hospital, Providence Hospital, and WAVE Transit, as well as more than fifty volunteers from the community.
The exercise is only a drill and will not affect the normal operations of the airport facility or any regularly scheduled flight activity. It will commence between 9 a.m. – noon.
If any media members would like to attend the triennial airport emergency drill, please contact Airport Marketing Coordinator Devon S. Calametti at (251)243-8080.
The Mobile Airport Authority owns and operates Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), Mobile International Airport (BFM), Brookley Aeroplex and St. Elmo Airport, generating $1.8 Billion in economic value for Alabama. Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines serve the Mobile Regional Airport, providing direct service to four major hubs: Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, and Houston. MOB is also home to Airbus Space and Defense.
BFM is located next to the Port of Mobile. The unparalleled geographical location supports the Authority’s multimodal ability to bring maritime, rail trucking, and aviation together in one area. BFM is also home to Airbus Final Assembly Line, Airbus Engineering, ST Aerospace, and Continental Motors.
The Brookley Aeroplex is an industrial complex supporting the operation of BFM. It is home to more than 90 businesses, including supply chain providers and others supporting the transportation industry.
St. Elmo Airport is located about 18 miles from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley and is used mostly for corporate and private aircraft.