Jerry Carl, Congressman for the 1st District of Alabama tours new air traffic control tower facility at Jack Edwards National Airport

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Posted 8/25/21

Representative Jerry Carl recognized National Aviation Week by visiting Jack Edwards National Airport, obtaining a project update on the airport, and tour of the new air traffic control tower …

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Jerry Carl, Congressman for the 1st District of Alabama tours new air traffic control tower facility at Jack Edwards National Airport

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Rep. Jerry Carl (R) recognized National Aviation Week by visiting Jack Edwards National Airport, obtaining a project update on the airport, and tour of the new air traffic control tower facility in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Scott Fuller, Airport Manager, updated the Congressman and Airport Board Members on the airports final efforts to complete the transition from a general aviation facility to commercial service.

The Airport Tower is in the final construction phase with commissioning scheduled for November this year.  The new air service terminal is in design phase and slated for completion the fourth quarter of 2022.  Also slated for construction in 2022 is a new aircraft rescue and firefighting station on the airport.

“I’m proud to work with the Gulf Shores Airport Authority to help address the longstanding critical safety and efficiency issue for the Jack Edwards National Airport tower. I’m excited by the progress the airport is making to better serve the travel needs of the surrounding community, and I look forward to seeing the airport continually increasing its role as an economic generator fueling business growth for Baldwin County,” said Carl.

Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft told the Congressman that "Jack Edwards National Airport is seen as a vital asset to the health of Gulf Shores, South Baldwin County, and communities along the Alabama Gulf Coast.