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TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 14 Tennessee Airports

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 | 06:36am
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $6,690,332 have been approved for 14 Tennessee airports.
Airports receiving grants include:
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nashville International Airport
John C. Tune Airport
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
Outlaw Field
Cleveland Municipal Airport
Covington Municipal Airport
Fayetteville Municipal Airport
Sumner County Regional Airport
McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport
Warren County Memorial Airport
Millington Regional Jetport
Springfield-Robertson County Airport
Everett-Stewart Regional Airport


The grants are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division.
The division administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee's diverse public aviation system.
Except for routine expenditures, grant applications are reviewed by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission (TAC), which is a five member board charged with policy planning and with regulating changes in the state Airport System Plan. The board carefully reviews all applications for grants to ensure that the proper state and local matching funds are in place and that the grants will be used for needed improvements.
The TDOT Aeronautics Division has the responsibility of inspecting and licensing the state’s 126 heliports and 75 public/general aviation airports. The Division also provides aircraft and related services for state government and staffing for the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.


For more information:

B.J. Doughty

TDOT Region 3 Community Relations Officer

Office 615.350.4302

Mobile 615.714.8556

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