In March 2020, Nashville was devasted by deadly tornadoes that wreaked havoc on the City and surrounding areas. John C. Tune Airport was in the direct path of a tornado that caused over $93 million in infrastructure damage at the airport. Buildings, utilities, hangars, planes and other personal property were completely destroyed. MNAA worked quickly to clean up the damage and restore airport operations within 17 days, however, many of the hangars were damaged beyond repair and needed to be replaced.
MNAA used this unfortunate event to rebuild the 16 damaged hangar buildings, add 6 additional hangar buildings, 2 shade ports, enlarge the tarmac, improve lighting and safety equipment and add a stand-alone administration/maintenance building. While the extensive site demolition and grading over 33 acres to FAA specifications and tolerances was a challenge, Sunrise hit every delivery date!