American Airlines Hiring Event at TRI

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American Airlines Hiring Event at TRI Additional positions needed for new flights to DFW Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is seeking part-time ticket counter and ramp agents at the Tri-Cities Airport. A successful candidate will have good customer service skills, be able to work inside and outside in most weather conditions, and successfully complete training requirements.  …

American Airlines Flight 4890 Diverted to Tri-Cities Airport

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American Airlines Flight 4890 Diverted to Tri-Cities Airport Blountville, TN. – Officials at Tri-Cities Airport confirm an American Airlines flight diverted to TRI. Details below: Airline:  American Airlines (AA) Aircraft Type:  ERJ145 Flight Number:  4890 Origination/Departure Airport:  Charlotte, NC (CLT) Destination Airport:  Lexington, KY (LEX) Incident Description: Crew reported smoke in the cockpit. TCAA aircraft rescue and firefighting personnel responded. …

Global Entry Enrollment Center Opening at TRI

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Global Entry Enrollment Center Opening at TRI Blountville, TN. –  A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry Enrollment Center will have its grand opening on Wednesday, May 22 at Tri-Cities Airport (TRI). The Global Entry Enrollment Center will open to help address the growing demand for enrollment appointments. The Center is new to our region as the next …

Aviation Celebration 2019 Coming to the Tri-Cities Airport & Tri-City Aviation

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Aviation Celebration 2019 Coming to the Tri-Cities Airport & Tri-City Aviation   BLOUNTVILLE, TN –Aviation and history enthusiasts can view, tour and/or ride in World War II era aircraft at Tri-City Aviation between May 29-June 2, as The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour brings history to life. The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FiFi, and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Diamond …

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 …