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The planning section is responsible for providing technical assistance to airport sponsors and private entities regarding airport-level planning activities.  Planning seeks to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development by identifying needs, establishing a schedule for implementation, and proposing a financial plan to support the implementation schedule.  Under the State Block Grant Program, the Aeronautics Division reviews and provides approval for Airport Layout Plans (ALP) on behalf of FAA.  

For planning related questions, contact:
John Paul ("J.P.") Saalwaechter
Civil Engineer Manager
Phone: 615-741-0780

Airport Capital Improvement Plans (ACIPs)

2017  ACIP  Annual Meeting Media

Studies and Planning Tools

Key Dates and Request Deadlines for Non-Routine Projects to be Executed in 2018

Non-Routine Projects or cumulative request/s over $100,000 ($150,000 for ALP updates) must be reviewed and recommended by the TAC.​

Key Dates and Request Deadlines

1 Routine Projects may be recommended during PSR, and would be executed in the month following. “Routine Projects” means projects where the need is well-documented, the eligibility for State and/or Federal assistance is clear, local matching funds are available, the project does not represent a change of funding policy, and the total project cost is less than $100,000. Airport Layout Plans (ALP) projects must be less than $150,000 to be considered routine.​

Tennessee Aeronautics Commission

3 Tennessee Aeronautics Division

TAC meetings are held on the third Thursday of the respective months, with the exception of the April TAC meeting.

5 PSR occurs on the forth Thursday of every month, with the exception of the April PSR.

6 The deadline for project requests are the last Friday of each month.

Key Dates and Request Deadlines for Routine Projects to be Executed in 2018

Routine Projects or cumulative request/s under $100,000 ($150,000 for ALP updates) 

Key Dates Routine Projects