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11 TN Airports Split $3.2 Million in Aeronautics Grants

State of Tennessee Press Release; Dec. 30, 2010:

NASHVILLE—Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that federal aeronautics grants totaling $3,202,614 have been approved for eleven Tennessee airports.

Airports receiving grants include (click on each link for details):

Cleveland Municipal Airport (.pdf)

Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (.pdf)

Greeneville-Greene County Airport (.pdf)

Mark Anton Municipal Airport (.pdf)

McGhee-Tyson Airport (.pdf)

Millington Regional Jetport (.pdf)

Nashville International Airport (.pdf)

Savannah-Hardin County Airport (.pdf)

Sumner County Regional Airport (.pdf)

Tullahoma Regional Airport (.pdf)

Whitehurst Field (.pdf)

For more on each of these grants visit the TDOT newsroom or click on the links above.

The grants are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division.

“This division administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee’s diverse public aviation system,” reported TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely. “We are pleased to continue to support Tennessee’s general aviation and commercial airports.”

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.

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