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TDOT Announces 18 Aeronautics Grants for 18 Tennessee Airports

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 08:04am

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 18 Tennessee Airports

$14.2 Million Provides for Infrastructure and Other Improvements

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $14.2 million have been approved for 18 Tennessee airports.

Airports receiving grants include:

Alcoa (Knox County) – Tennessee Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Knoxville (Knox County) – Downtown Island Airport

Blountville (Sullivan County) – Tri-Cities Regional Airport

Knoxville (Knox County) – McGhee Tyson Airport

Chattanooga (Hamilton County) – Lovell Field

Lawrenceburg (Lawrence County) – Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport

Dayton (Rhea County) – Mark Anton Airport

Morristown (Hamblen County) – Moore-Murrell Field

Dickson (Dickson County) – Dickson Municipal Airport

Nashville (Davidson County) – John C. Tune Airport

Elizabethton (Carter County) – Elizabethton Municipal Airport

Nashville (Davidson County) – Nashville International Airport

Greeneville (Greene County) – Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport

Pulaski (Giles County) – Abernathy Field

Jackson (Madison County) – McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport

Smyrna (Rutherford County) – Smyrna Airport

Jasper (Marion County) – Brown Field

Tullahoma (Coffee County) – Tullahoma Regional Airport

For more details on each of these grants visit:

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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