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TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for Six Tennessee Airports

Thursday, April 04, 2013 | 06:21am

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $281,696 have been approved for six Tennessee airports.

Airports receiving grants include:

Jackson (Madison County) – McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport

Knoxville (Knox County) – McGhee Tyson Airport
Memphis (Shelby County) – General DeWitt Spain Airport

Millington (Shelby County) – Millington Regional Jetport
Savannah (Hardin County) – Savannah-Hardin County Airport

Sevierville (Sevier County) – Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport

For more details on each of these grants visit: 
http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/news/2013/GrantDetails.pdf

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 142 heliports and 79 public/general aviation airports.  The Division also provides aircraft and related services for state government and staffing for the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.


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