Montgomery Regional Airport to Hold Full-Scale Disaster Exercise on Wednesday, October 30
(Montgomery, Alabama) – The Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) will hold a full-scale disaster exercise on Wednesday, October 30 to test and evaluate its established protocol and response for aircraft incidents and emergencies on airport property.
The disaster exercise will include the participation of MGM staff and tenants; the 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard; and several local law enforcement agencies, including the Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery Emergency Communications Center, Montgomery Fire/Rescue and Montgomery City/County EMA.
The training exercise brings together critical stakeholders to collaborate and prepare for response and recovery to comply with the highest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety standards.
The FAA and Transportation Security Administration will also participate in the exercise.
Travelers and area residents should not be alarmed, as this two-hour exercise is a simulated drill to ensure continued readiness for airport emergencies. Normal airport operations will continue, and no delays or disruptions to travel are expected.
Montgomery Regional Airport currently offers non-stop flights to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL); Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT); Dallas, Texas (DFW); and Washington, D.C. (DCA). MGM serves the region with daily flights by American and Delta. For more information on the airport, visit flymgm.com.