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Scott Van Moppes Named Airport Director

Conway, South Carolina-Interim Horry County Department of Airports Director Scott Van Moppes has been named the new Airport Director.
  
Horry County Administrator Chris Eldridge stated, "I am proud to promote Scott to Director of the Horry County Department of Airports.  Scott is an example of hard work, dedication and striving to do the things necessary to move up in levels of responsibility.  He brings 12 years of airport experience, an intimate knowledge of airport systems, and a desire to see the county’s airports continue to grow and improve."  
 
Van Moppes, A.A.E. began his career with Horry County Government in the Horry County Information Technologies Office in January of 2003 and transferred to the Myrtle Beach International Airport in 2004 as the Airport Technology Manager to design systems for the upcoming terminal.  Van Moppes was then given the opportunity to pursue airport management.  According to Eldridge, Van Moppes tackled the new challenge without hesitation, and in February 2015 achieved the status of Accredited Airport Executive.  “The AAE is the highest achievable accreditation that can be earned.  Doing so is the culmination of completing all academic and professional requirements of the American Association of Airport Executives,” stated Eldridge.
 
Van Moppes has served as interim director since July of this year. 
 
Van Moppes, a native of San Diego, California, has lived in Myrtle Beach with his family since 1999,
 



Horry County to Host MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport will host a public safety exercise called MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.
 
The MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess the airport’s ability to respond to a mass casualty/fatality incident and to coordinate and integrate multi-agency and multi-discipline assets from local, state and federal agencies that would likely provide support and assistance in a large scale incident. Participating agencies include the following: Horry County Department of Airports, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County E911 Dispatch, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Coroner’s Office, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department. 
 
The public will see an influx of public safety vehicles and personnel in and around the airport.  The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations at the airport or access in those locations. 
 
The scenario for the exercise is a commercial airliner crashing on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport. There will be numerous casualties and fatalities. The debris field will be contained entirely within the security fence at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash.   The community should be advised there is no need for concern.
 
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all FAR Part 139 airports to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every three-years and tabletop exercise every year to maintain the response effectiveness of each agency involved. This exercise will satisfy the triennial requirement.  
 
For more information regarding MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise, please call the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 353-1431.
 



Horry County MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise Cancelled

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport public safety exercise (MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise) scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016, has been cancelled due to the Hurricane Matthew.  The exercise will be rescheduled at a later date yet to be determined. 
 
For more information, please contact the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 448-1580.
 



Horry County to Host MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport will host a public safety exercise called MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise on Saturday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.

MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess the airport’s ability to respond to a mass casualty/ fatality incident and to coordinate and integrate multi-agency and multi-discipline assets from local, state and federal agencies that would likely provide support and assistance in a large scale incident. Participating agencies include the following: Horry County Department of Airports, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County E911 Dispatch, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Coroner’s Office, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department.

The public will see an influx of public safety vehicles and personnel in and around the airport.  The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations at the airport or access in those locations.

The scenario for the exercise is a commercial airliner crashing on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport. There will be numerous casualties and fatalities. The debris field encompasses an area in both Horry and Georgetown Counties. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash.   The community should be advised there is no need for concern.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all FAR Part 139 airports to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every three-years and tabletop exercise every other year to maintain the response effectiveness of each agency involved. This exercise will satisfy the triennial requirement. 

For more information regarding MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise, please call the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 448-1580.



RFP Selection to be Made for Credit Card Kiosk at MYR

Conway, South Carolina – Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding Request for Proposals (RFP) #2014-15-022 for automated airline-branded credit card kiosk at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The recommendation will be made on Monday, June 15, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in the Administrator’s Conference Room at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.



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