Smyrna Airport receives $1.9M Aeronautics Economic Development Grant

The Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority was recently awarded a $1.9M grant through the Aeronautics Economic Development Fund for construction of a new maintenance hangar that will be bringing new jobs and growth to Rutherford County. “The addition of this hangar will add up to thirty new jobs of highly skilled mechanics for aviation maintenance in the regional jet market” said John Black, Executive Director of the Airport
 Tennessee Division of Aeronautics states “the development strategy for the fund is to impact job creation and investment opportunities in Tennessee’s aviation industry. Our aviation facilities are critical to the economic development of communities across the state. Tennessee’s aerospace sector has such a rich combination of research assets, capital investment opportunities, advanced manufacturing expertise, accessibility to educational resources, and workforce capacity”. 
“Smyrna Airport is a tremendous economic engine for Rutherford County and Tennessee and this project plays a vital role in the continued growth and development of the Airport, Mike Woods, Chairman of the Airport Authority stated.

Salil Rai