Tennessee Aviation System Plan
Tennessee’s booming economy, unique recreational activities, bustling urban centers, and rich cultural institutions make it a desirable place to live and to visit. From east to west, Tennessee spans two time zones, a variety of natural landscapes, and touches eight other states, tied for the most of any other state in the nation. Tennessee’s unique environment is supported by its equally unique aviation system, composed of 78 publicuse airports that span from one of the newest large-hub commercial service airports in the nation, Nashville International Airport (BNA), to a variety of smaller general aviation airports. Tennessee’s airports support a variety of uses and activities, from commercial aviation, to flight training and education, to air cargo.
Recognizing the vital role that aviation plays in supporting the state, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Aeronautics Division initiated the development of the Tennessee Aviation System Plan (TASP). The TASP establishes a systemwide inventory of needs and provides context and justification for the continued development of the state’s aviation system. This Executive Summary brochure will present findings from the TASP, such as the development of Goals and Performance Measures (PMs), existing and future system performance, and cost estimates and recommendations for system needs.
- Chapter 1: System Goals and Performance Measures (PDF)
- Chapter 2: Inventory and Existing System Performance (PDF)
- Chapter 3: Forecast of Activity and Identify System Needs (PDF)
- Chapter 4: Explore Aviation Issues (PDF)
- Chapter 5: Review of Environmental Considerations (PDF)
- Chapter 6: Review of Intermodal Integration and Airport Access (PDF)
- Chapter 7: Airport Classifications and NPIAS Evaluation (PDF)
- Chapter 8: Future System Performance (PDF)
- Chapter 9: Analysis of System Alternatives (PDF)
- Chapter 10: System-Wide Cost Estimate and Implementation Plan (PDF)
- Chapter 11: Policy and Investigation Recommendations (PDF)