Jack Edwards National Airport has implemented a security plan and system based on recommendations by TSA. Our security system exists to reduce the security risks and vulnerabilities associated with General Aviation operations and future air carrier operations.

Secure fencing with electronic gates, accessible only by security card clearance, are monitored by security cameras. These access areas are monitored and operated on site and remotely.

The responsibilities of JKA’s airport operations office is to monitor the functioning of the system and ensure that it runs smoothly. They also monitor, process and approve security access of every authorized individual at JKA. It is their job to obtain information needed and maintain records on all current and former employees and all individuals given access to any restricted area at JKA.

Applications must be returned for processing in the airport operations office on the second floor of the Airport Administration Building at JKA. The application screening and the classification is completed and designated by the Airport Authority. There is a $20.00 fee for new applications, $10.00 annual renewal fee and a $10.00 fee for lost, damaged or stolen cards.

General Information
and Manuals

Security Badge Application and Payments



SW hangar area

SW Corporate Hangar Area


Business and Aviation Park

Available for commercial use including maintenance; repair and overhaul; distribution; cargo; air terminal facilities; air charter; avionics; sales and repair and larger corporate operations

North Airport Development Sites

North Airport Development Sites

Foreign Trade Zone

Since the City of Mobile has applied to reorganize the FTZ project under the Alternative Site-Management Framework, FTZ designation for any particular company’s site now involves a 30-day formal process, creating a great deal of flexibility for economic development opportunities. (This process is less time-consuming than the process of obtaining approval for FTZ activation by the local office of U.S. Customs & Border Protection. The two processes can be conducted concurrently.)

Bids and Opportunities

Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the construction of a new Air Traffic Control Tower at the Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This notice and opportunity for public involvement is pursuant to FAA 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.

A Public Hearing can be held if an interest is presented.  The purpose of the public hearing would be to address the proposed actions, potential economic, social, and environmental and the project’s consistency with the goals and objectives of each affected area’s land use or planning strategy.  Should anyone wish to attend a public hearing on this proposed action please state your interest in writing to:  Barge Design Solutions, Attn:  Keith Shippey, 2047 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36301, or email to  Written requests for a public hearing will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (CST) Friday, February 28, 2020.

The Draft EA is available for public review until Friday, February 28, 2020 during normal business hours at the Administrative Offices located at the Jack Edwards National Airport, 3190 Airport Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36027.  Copies of the Draft EA have also been provided to relevant Federal, state, and local agencies.



  • 6,692 runway with full ILS
  • Runway and apron design for critical aircraft B-737
  • AWOS
  • Intracoastal access
  • Two FBO’s
  • International airport
  • Foreign trade zone-Any site on the airport can be designated FTZ and now involves a 30-day formal process, creating a great deal of flexibility for economic development opportunities.


  • Air Traffic Control Tower facility
  • New airline terminal, apron and parking facility
  • ARFF facility
  • New highway spur to beach express and new intracoastal bridge
  • Waterway district improvements

*Send all completed forms to the email address or mail to 3190 Airport Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, attn: Marisa Montgomery.