PDC Consultants and Goodwyn Mills Cawood Join Forces

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC), a multidisciplined architecture and engineering firm with locations throughout the Southeast, has announced the acquisition of PDC Consultants, LLC, an aviation consulting firm based in Franklin, Tenn. PDC specializes in the planning, design and construction of general aviation airports, primarily in Tennessee and Kentucky. Led by firm principals Tony Manci, Mark […]

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Amber Floyd joins Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority as General Counsel

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has announced the addition of Amber Floyd as its new General Counsel, effective April 5. Floyd will be responsible for overseeing Airport Authority legal matters including litigation, legal advice, claims, leasing and contracts and risk management. She will report to MSCAA President and CEO Scott Brockman. Floyd has been […]

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Weathering the Storm in Memphis

Glen Thomas, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications/PIO for Memphis International Airport shared a quick recap of how the airport responded to the winter weather that blew through Thursday morning, February 11th. “Runways are open, and flights are arriving and departing,” noted Thomas. Crews deployed de-icing chemicals on the runways overnight and monitored them to […]

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TDOT Releases 2019 Aviation Economic Impact Study

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has completed a year-long Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study, finding Tennessee’s public-use airports contribute $40 billion to the state’s economy and support 220,936 jobs in Tennessee.  “A safe, secure, efficient, and resilient aviation system is essential to our state’s physical, economic, and social health.  This report recognizes aviation as […]

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Nashville Airport Authority Names Executive Director for John C. Tune Airport®

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) announced today aviation industry veteran Jeff Roach as the executive director of operations and development at John C. Tune Airport® effective Nov. 2, 2020. JWN® is the reliever airport for Nashville International Airport® that serves the needs of the region’s corporate and private aircraft and is the largest general […]

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FAA Certifies Cirrus Vision Jet’s Safe Return Becoming the First Jet Aircraft to be Certified with Garmin Autoland

Cirrus Aircraft and Garmin International, Inc. have announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the Cirrus Vision Jet™ Safe Return™ system – a system enabled by Garmin’s autoland technology that allows passengers to land the Vision Jet with just the touch of a button. The certification follows tremendous growth of the Vision Jet, including becoming […]

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Spirit Airlines Announces New $11 Million Operational Control Center in Greater Nashville Area

Spirit Airlines is expanding behind the scenes to support its growing operation and set the stage for future expansion. The airline says it will bolster network resiliency and reduce hurricane and tropical storm risk by bringing more than 240 Team Members from its Operational Control Center (OCC) in Miramar, Fla., to a nearly 49,000-square-foot facility […]

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FLIGHT Foundation Among Tennessee’s Successful and Growing Number of AVED and STEM Programs

In Tennessee there are a growing number of education opportunities that allow youth to develop an interest in aviation and to explore the aviation and aerospace field as a career. One of those highly successful programs for teenagers has been around for 27 years. Known as FLIGHT (Flight Lesson Instructional Grants Helping Teens) Foundation, the […]

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