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Airport Data and Reports

Investment in bonds issued by Nashville International Airport allow the Airport Authority to make critical investments in public infrastructure throughout BNA. We are committed to maintaining strong bond ratings and transparency with the investor community and public-at-large.

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Jobs. Income. Revenue. Big Growth. Big Impact. BNA.

BNA generated some $8.1 billion in total economic impact to the Middle Tennessee economy in 2019, according to a recent study. The report, commissioned by BNA and conducted by research firm Martin Associates, reveals a 14 percent increase over 2018 and an increase of 131 percent since a similar 2012 study.

The economic impact study analyzed job creation, personal income growth, tax revenue generated, and other factors during the 2019 calendar year. Aviation activity at BNA generated the following:

  • 76,154 Tennessee jobs and$3.2 billion in personal income.
  • $6.8 billion of business revenue to firms providing goods and services at the airport and to the local visitor industry.
  • $189.7 million in state and local taxes and$254 million in federal aviation-specific taxes.
  • 4.9 million visitors arriving through BNA spent$3.3 billion in the greater Nashville area for food, lodging, entertainment, retail, transportation services, and more.
  • $8.1 billion in total economic impact (combines business revenue and the respending/consumption impact)

The study also analyzed the impacts of Nashville’s John C. Tune Airport (JWN), located just west of downtown. The leading general aviation airport in the state, in 2019 JWN saw some 86,500 operations and contributed $35.3 million in total economic impact, while supporting 327 jobs, generating $1.1 million in state and local taxes, and producing $19.2 million in personal income.

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Current Master Plan Update

The current Master Plan Update for Nashville International Airport® was completed in 2020. BNA®, as the airport is also known, is one of the fastest growing airports among the top 50 in North America and has experienced dynamic aviation activity growth since the previous Master Plan was prepared in 2013.

The main objectives of BNA’s 2020 Master Plan Update:

  • prepare a sustainable airside, terminal and landside development plan that is consistent with the dynamic growth and changing environment at BNA; and
  • prepare a capital improvement program that implements the plan in a systematic and controlled manner

Click here to view the Final 2020 Master Plan Update.


Stakeholder and Community Involvement

Stakeholder engagement during the Master Plan Update included the following:

Public Information Meetings

Meeting #1: BNA Master Plan Update - Public Information Open House
Held Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Click here for meeting materials

Meeting #2: BNA Master Plan/Noise Exposure Map Update - Public Information Open House
Held Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

Click here for meeting materials


Technical Advisory Committee and Community Advisory Committee

  • A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) consisting of airport stakeholders that have technical knowledge or orientation directly correlated to the airport. Members included representatives of the federal government, the airline and aviation industries, the aviation community, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and others.
  • A Community Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting of jurisdictional representatives, neighborhood leaders, business leaders and leaders of special interest groups who can offer input on historical, community and regional information that should be considered in the development of the Master Plan.

Meetings: Advisory Committees met four times over the course of the Master Planning Process:

Meeting Date Agendas
September 2018 Community Advisory Agenda
Technical Advisory Agenda
​February 2019 Community Advisory Agenda
Technical Advisory Agenda
​June 2019 Community Advisory Agenda
Technical Advisory Agenda
October 2019 Community Advisory Agenda
Technical Advisory Agenda

Master Plan Elements
A Master Plan Technical Report was prepared as part of the Master Plan process and includes:

  • Inventory of Existing Conditions
  • Forecast of Aviation Demand
  • Demand Capacity and Facility Requirements
  • Alternatives Analysis
  • Environmental Overview
  • Implementation Plan
  • Financial Plan

Airport Layout Plan

A draft update to BNA’s traditional Airport Layout Plan (ALP) has been created to identify planned developments. The draft ALP, pending approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), utilizes newly acquired aerial survey data.

Click here to view the Draft Update to the Airport Layout Plan

Noise Exposure Map for Nashville International Airport (posted Feb. 7, 2020)
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Final BNA Noise Exposure Map Figures

Learn more about aviation issues by visiting the following website: http://www.noisequest.psu.edu/

Aircraft Noise Complaints and Information
To obtain additional information about aircraft noise abatement and procedures, or to file a noise complaint, please call 615-275-1762.


PAST MEETINGS

A Public Information Open House pertaining to the BNA Master Plan and Noise Exposure Map update was held Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019View meeting materials here.

A Noise Study Advisory Committee met in October 2018 (view presentation here), June 2019 (view presentation here) and October 2019 (view presentation here).

Previously published FAA-Approved Nashville International Airport Noise Maps (NEMs):

An airport's noise environment is defined and illustrated by the Day-Night Average A-Weighted Sound Level metric known as DNL. The DNL was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a method for predicting the effects on a population of the long-term exposure to environmental noise. The DNL metric is required under 14 CFR Part 150 as the single system for measuring aircraft noise impact and for determining land-use compatibility.

NEMs (sometimes called "noise contours" or "noise contour maps") do not illustrate flight paths. They simply illustrate where most of the aircraft noise is. The number of aircraft heard and the noise level on any given day will depend on which runways are used, weather, flight schedules and community background noise. Aircraft altitudes will depend upon the type of aircraft and the destination or origin of the flight.

NEMs typically depict the DNL 65dB contour, as this is generally identified by federal guidelines as the threshold of significance for aviation noise and other sources of community noise. In general, most land uses are considered to be compatible with DNLs of less than 65 dB.

Nashville's NEMs were generated through use of the Federal Aviation Administration's computerized Integrated Noise Model (INM), which determines the aircraft sound levels associated with an average annual day's activity.

Airport Layout Plan - December 2013

A draft update to BNA’s traditional Airport Layout Plan (ALP) has been created to identify planned developments. The draft ALP, pending approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), utilizes newly acquired aerial survey data.

Click here to view the Draft Update to the Airport Layout Plan

Construction in Airport Area

In order to prevent obstructions to safe aircraft navigation, the Airport Authority regulates the maximum height of all structures within the Airport Overlay District. In accordance with this provision, those wishing to obtain building permits within the Airport Overlay District may be required by Metro Government's Department of Codes and Building Safety to contact the Airport Authority 615-275-1446 for sign-off.

In addition, Federal Aviation Regulation Part 77, Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace, establishes standards and notification requirements for objects affecting navigable airspace. Examples of objects that may affect navigable airspace include buildings, communication towers, antenna structures, temporary construction cranes, etc.

Notification as required by Part 77 serves as the basis for:

Evaluating the effect of the construction or alteration on operating procedures

Determining the potential hazardous effect of the proposed construction on air navigation

Identifying mitigating measures to enhance safe air navigation

Charting of new objects

Notification allows the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to identify potential aeronautical hazards in advance, thus preventing or minimizing the adverse impacts to the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace. Notification, if required, is accomplished by completing and submitting an FAA Form 7460-1, Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration. 

All On-Airport construction should be directly coordinated with the Airport Authority

FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-2K, Proposed Construction or Alteration of Objects that May Affect the Navigable Airspace, is a publication that provides information to persons proposing to erect or alter an object that may affect the navigable airspace. The publication explains and illustrates the requirement to notify the FAA before construction begins and the FAA's responsibility to respond to these notices in accordance with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation Part 77.

NOTICE REGARDING CRANE USAGE NEAR NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL OR JOHN C. TUNE AIRPORTS, This notice provides information on special requirements for crane usage near Nashville International and John C. Tune airports.  To obtain additional information or contact the MNAA about crane usage near either airport, please call 615-275-1643.