Gulf Shores Airport Authority Executes Agreement with VINCI Airports/TBI Airport Management for New Airline Terminal at Gulf Shores International Airport.

September 7, 2022 The Gulf Shores Airport Authority signed an agreement with TBI/VINCI Airports for construction of a new commercial air terminal at Gulf Shores International Airport, Gulf Shores, Alabama.  VINCI is the leading private airport owner/ developer in the world.  TBI/VINCI will build, manage, and operate the new facility with the Authority maintaining operational…


SEC-AAAE General Aviation Project of the Year

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT NOMINATED BY: Scott Fuller,  Airport Director Gulf Shores International Airport           ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT NAME NOMINATED: New Air Traffic Control Tower   AIRPORT:   Gulf Shores International Airport, Gulf Shores, Alabama                         DESCRIPTION OF WHY THIS PROJECT IS BEING NOMINATED: New construction of Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) are highly specialized projects that are rarely seen. It’s…


With new flight services, Gulf Shores looks to skies to bring tourists to Alabama beaches

Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2019. Plans are underway to construct an $8 million to $10 million terminal to welcome commercial air service within the next two years. (John Sharp/jsharp@al.com). By Tandra Smith | tsmith@al.com People in and around the Gulf Shores area will soon be able to take…


Public Notice Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

CONSTRUCT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER at Jack Edwards National Airport Gulf Shores, Alabama Interested parties are hereby notified that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the construction of a new Air Traffic Control Tower at the Jack Edwards National Airport, located in Gulf Shores, Alabama….


Gulf Shores Airport Authority Breaks Ground for New Air Traffic Control Tower Facility at Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA)

Today, the Airport Authority of Gulf Shores held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new air traffic control tower facility at Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA). The new tower was made possible through $6.13 million in grant funding from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the “CARES ACT” secured by the joint efforts of Senator…


Jack Edwards National Airport Open for Business

Gulf Shores / Orange Beach, Ala. – While operations have trended down this past week, the airport is open and fully operational.  FBO’s at Jack Edwards National are operating at normal hours with full staffing and providing full service as usual.  The airport continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID -019) and is in constant contact with…


Jack Edwards National Airport approved for Federal Contract Tower

Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA) was notified this week that the FAA has accepted the airport as a candidate for the Federal Contract Tower Program.  With this announcement JKA is now required to provide an acceptable facility within five years.  Several FAA offices remarked that JKA set a record for the highest benefit cost ratio…


Gulf Shores Fire Department runs live-fire exercise at Jack Edwards National Airport

Posted Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:00 am By Melanie LeCroy If you saw smoke billowing from Jack Edwards National Airport last week, it wasn’t an airplane accident or building fire. Gulf Shores Fire Department hosted a live-fire training exercise with the assistance of the U.S. Navy’s mobile aircraft fire trainer. Orange Beach Fire Department also participated in the…


Gulf Shores hopes to have control tower at airport by 2021

By Mullet Wrapper on July 31, 2019 Gulf Shores officials have filed the necessary paperwork seeking permission to build a control tower at Jack Edwards Airport, following the (FFA) Federal Aviation Administration’s lifting of a 10-year moratorium on new control towers at U.S. airports. The tower will help the city develop future passenger service at Jack Edwards….