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TAA Careers

Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN) are economic engines supporting thousands of jobs in Southern Arizona. Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) team members are at the hub of the airports, keeping them running 24/7.

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Our Mission

Provide a sustainable airport system and constantly pursue initiatives that promote and grow business opportunities

Our Vision

Landing prosperity in Southern Arizona

Our Guiding Principles
  • We deliver results
  • We work smart
  • We are curious
  • We play for the team

Our team members are at the heart of what we do at TAA. Through camaraderie, creativity and collaboration TAA team members build a supporting community. Our shared values and commitment drive success and allow us to achieve our mission.

TAA is proud to provide its team members with a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive pay, healthcare, time off, and more. If you are ready for your career to take flight at TAA, apply today and together we can reach new heights!

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Employment Eligibility TAA Employee

TAA offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing the complete background process including a criminal background check, physical, drug-screen, and verification of education and experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. TAA’s management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, team member activities, access to facilities and programs and general treatment during employment.

The Tucson Airport Authority

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) is a unique independent nonprofit civic organization developed by Tucson business leaders and created through Arizona state charter in 1948. The authority operates Tucson International Airport (TUS), the region’s commercial airport, and Ryan Airfield (RYN), a general aviation reliever airport west of Tucson.

The TAA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of at least seven but not more than 11 persons elected from among the 60 women and men who are active members. TAA membership is comprised of residents living within the service areas of TUS and RYN. Prospective members are civic leaders who are nominated and voted upon by the active membership. TAA members receive no compensation. The TAA President and CEO reports to the Board of Directors. Six vice presidents report to the CEO and together they comprise the Executive Team.

Tucson Airport Tower
Tucson International Airport (TUS)


TUS is Southern Arizona’s commercial airport serving diverse groups of aircraft including passenger airlines, cargo carriers, military aircraft, business jets and other general aviation users. TUS encompasses 8,282 acres with nearly 2.5 million square feet under roof in 130 buildings.

TUS is a Port of Entry airport offering full-time services by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Ryan Tower
Ryan Airfield (RYN)

9698 W. Ajo Highway

On 1,876 acres about 12 miles west of Tucson, RYN serves general aviation and military users. It is the only airport in Southern Arizona with an air traffic control tower staffed under the Federal Aviation Administration’s Contract Tower program.

Ryan has approximately 30 tenants providing services to general aviation as well as charter operators and flight instruction facilities.

Other Airport Opportunities

Additional employment opportunities are available through airport tenants, including the airlines, aircraft maintenance and repair companies, retail shops, food and beverage concessions, rental car firms, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and others. These employers are responsiblefor their own hiring. To view more information about those employers, please click the button below.

Other Airport Employers 

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Tucson Airport Authority
7250 South Tucson Boulevard, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 573-8100