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Mobile Area Rugby Foundation Relocates to the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley

The Mobile Airport Authority Working With Rugby Foundation To Grow Their Community Based Program & Facilities

August 12, 2016 - Mobile, AL: The Mobile Area Rugby Foundation has found a new home at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.  The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) welcomes the Rugby Foundation to their new temporary offices located at 1891 Ninth St, Mobile, AL 36615.  The Foundation’s mission is to introduce, form, and build a competitive venue for rugby at all levels in Mobile and Baldwin counties using a foundation-based approach that will result in a sustainable model for continued rugby program development.

The office serves as the base camp for the Rugby Foundations construction of a new facility at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, which will serve as a practice facility for the competitive organization and also the launching point for the Rugby Foundation’s youth outreach programs. 

"The partnership with the Mobile Area Rugby Foundation is a true meeting of the minds and missions.  Rugby is very popular with many of our international tenants and it is one more campus amenity, ‘a ball club to call our own’, for our tenants to focus around. We were most attracted to their commitment to youth programs in neighboring schools, which is part of our holistic work force development approach.  Rugby like many team sports reinforces many of the critical soft skills required in the highly regulated and team oriented aerospace industry.  We could not be happier with this newest partnership”, stated Roger Wehner, Executive Director.

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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