Tri-Cities Airport Hosts Merit Badge Event for Boy Scouts

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Tri-Cities Airport Hosts Merit Badge Event for Boy Scouts   BLOUNTVILLE, TN –On Saturday, April 13, Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) will host an aviation merit badge event for 60 members of the Sequoyah Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Held at Tri-City Aviation, the day will feature a tour of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tower, a demonstration of aircraft preflight …

American Airlines Offers Daily Service from TRI to DFW

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American Airlines Offers Daily Service from TRI to DFW   Blountville, TN – American Airlines and the Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) announced nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) beginning September 4, 2019. The new service will be twice daily and available for booking starting April 15, 2019. “We are very excited to grow our presence at TRI,” said …

TRI Staff Receive Awards from VFW

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TRI Staff Receive Awards from VFW   Blountville, TN – Sullivan County Commissioner and VFW member, Sam Jones, presented two awards to Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) staff today. Public Safety Officer Steve Wade was awarded Officer of the Year and Firefighter of the Year was awarded to Captain Denton Hall. Both employees of the TCAA Public Safety Department. Public Safety …

Cossey Accepts TCAA Executive Director Position

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Cossey Accepts TCAA Executive Director Position Blountville, TN – Pending final approval by the Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA), Gene Cossey will join the Airport as executive director starting mid to late February. The TCAA will hold a called meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 2 PM to consider for approval the terms of Cossey’s contract. “Gene Cossey is a seasoned …

Airport Authority Receives $1.69 Million TDOT Grant for Aerospace Park

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Airport Authority Receives $1.69 Million TDOT Grant for Aerospace Park Blountville, TN. – The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) has been awarded a $1,690,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Aeronautics Economic Development Fund to further the development of Aerospace Park. TDOT’s grant funding should allow TCAA to complete the final phase of construction including final grading, access roads …

TCAA Promotes David Jones to Deputy Executive Director

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TCAA Promotes David Jones to Deputy Executive Director Blountville, TN – The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) elected to promote David Jones to Deputy Executive Director at today’s board meeting. The promotion takes effect immediately. “We are pleased to announce that David Jones was promoted to Deputy Executive Director at today’s meeting,” said TCAA Chairman Jon Smith. “He has the experience …

TCAA Celebrates Aerospace Park Groundbreaking

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TCAA Celebrates Aerospace Park Groundbreaking Blountville, TN – Community leaders and construction vehicles were on site today at Tri-Cities Airport setting the stage for the next phase of Aerospace Park site development. Site construction in Aerospace Park will begin tomorrow and is scheduled to be completed in late fall 2020. Once this phase of construction is complete, Aerospace Park will …

Aircraft Accident at Tri-Cities Airport

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Aircraft Accident at Tri-Cities Airport Blountville, TN. – An aircraft accident involving a small, single engine experimental category aircraft known as a Velocity occurred at Tri-Cities Airport yesterday evening. Below are the final details Tri-Cities Airport will release. Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be the investigating agency. DATE:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 TIME OF ACCIDENT: Approximately …

TRI Airport Director Hired by MKAA

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TRI Airport Director Hired by MKAA Blountville, TN. – As recently announced by the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA), Executive Director PatrickWilson will be leaving the Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) in late October/early November to serve as president of the MKAA. Wilson has held the Executive Director position at TCAA for 13 years and was previously Deputy Executive Director for …

2018 Aviation Celebration

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2018 Aviation Celebration Blountville, TN – Living history will be on display at Tri-Cities Airport September 4-9 during the 2018 Aviation Celebration. The event will be held at Tri-City Aviation, the general aviation terminal at Tri-Cities Airport. Event goers can view aircraft, browse through aviation displays, and learn more about aviation in the Tri-Cities area. Parking and admission to the …

TRI Long Term Parking Rehab Work Begins

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TRI Long Term Parking Rehab Work Begins   Blountville, TN. – Rehabilitation work on the Tri-Cities Airport long term parking lot will begin June 18. Project preparation is already underway as the lower entrance and a portion of the lot are closed. Airport officials expect the project to be complete by fall. The rehabilitation project will take place in approximately …

Tri-Cities Airport Authority Receives Site Development Grant

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Tri-Cities Airport Authority Receives Site Development Grant   Blountville, TN – The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) was pleased to be among the 25 communicities receiving Site Development Grants as announced today by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner (TNECD) Bob Rolfe. TCAA will receive a $500,000 grant to prepare a pad-ready site in Aerospace Park. The …