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 …

Airport Authority Receives $4.1 Million TDOT Grant for Aerospace Park

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Airport Authority Receives $4.1 Million TDOT Grant for Aerospace Park Blountville, TN. – The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) has been awarded a $4.1 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Aeronautics Economic Development Fund to further the development of its Aerospace Park. The purpose of the Fund is to advance job creation and investment opportunities in aerospace industry, …

Passenger On-Time Arrival Required

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Passenger On-Time Arrival Required   Blountville, TN – Have you dealt with the stress of almost missing a flight, or actually missing a flight? It happens to passengers on a daily basis throughout the aviation system. Tri-Cities Airport would like to remind our passengers it is crucial to arrive at the airport on time (2 hours early) to ensure they …

TSA to display/discuss prohibited items from TRI Wednesday

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For Immediate Release June 26, 2017 TSA to display/discuss prohibited items from TRI Wednesday   BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will address the media Wednesday, June 28 on prohibited items found at Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) to remind passengers about what is and isn’t allowed aboard aircraft when traveling. WHO:             Mark Howell, TSA Regional Spokesperson WHAT:          Interviews and …

Delta Flight Lands Safely at TRI

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For Immediate Release June 23, 2017 Delta Flight Lands Safely at TRI   Blountville, TN – At approx. 5:16 PM Tri-Cities Airport was alerted that Delta Air Lines flight 1534 flying to Atlanta from Indianapolis reported smoke in the cockpit and would be diverting to TRI. The plane landed safely at TRI at approximately 5:36 PM, and the alert was …

Remains of World War II Veteran to Return to East Tennessee

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2017 Remains of World War II Veteran to Return to East Tennessee Greene County Native to be Laid to Rest After More than 70 Years NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of United States Army Private First Class Reece Gass of Greeneville …