Each year the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission and TDOT Aeronautics Division have the privilege to recognize the hard work and efforts of an airport who stands out above the rest. This year, the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission honored Dyersburg Regional Airport as the Airport of the Year.
This award recognizes the airport that demonstrated the best level of achievement for airport operations, customer service, safety, and positive promotion of aviation for the previous calendar year in the State of Tennessee.
A major component of Dyersburg’s transportation system is their regional airport, noted Michelle Frazier, director of the Tennessee Aeronautics Division. With a 5,700’ runway, the airport accommodates almost 8,000 aircraft operations per year and is home to 20 based aircraft. The Dyersburg Regional Airport operates under an unconditional license issued by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The Airport Authority places safety as their number one priority and takes an active role in the Airport.
An award announcement by the Division referenced the airport’s recent success in removing their 20:1 approach obstructions and closing their crosswind runway, just a couple of examples of the great work they do to provide safety for the pilots and passengers. The announcement went on to say Dyersburg Regional is second to none for service, hospitality, and well-kept facilities.
Congratulations to Mayor John Holden and Airport Manager Tommy Gibbons on a job well done.