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Economic Development

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has long-term ground and building lease opportunities at its two airports, Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN), both of which enjoy the advantages of being located in climate that’s ideal for year-round, delay-free flying. Sites at both airports can meet a variety of site-selection criteria to meet aviation-related airside access requirements as well as other commercial and industrial needs for logistics and other industries not requiring direct airfield access.

The TAA stands ready to respond with a custom proposal to companies seeking to expand, relocate or consolidate in this unique climate.

This page presents an overview of what TAA has to offer. Please check out some of our other pages with more information about the Tucson region.

Thank you for your interest in business location opportunities at TUS and RYN.

For immediate assistant, please contact:

George W. Bootes III, CEcD, EDFP
Chief Economic Development Officer
Tucson Airport Authority
7250 S. Tucson Blvd., Suite 300
Tucson, Arizona  85756
(520) 573-8100

Tucson International Airport (TUS)

TUS  is located eight miles south of the City of Tucson’s central business district and 4.34 miles from Interstate 10 via East Valencia Road, and 4.43 miles from Interstate 19, via West Valencia Road. TUS serves Tucson, Pima County and all of southern Arizona with commercial airline, military, cargo and general aviation services.

TUS has three runways; the longest is 11,000 feet and 150 feet wide. A second parallel runway is just over 8,400 feet long. The third runway is 7,000 feet long and is used for cross-wind conditions. TUS is a Port of Entry with 24-hour processing services of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. At more than 8,400 acres, TUS is the 10th largest commercial airport in the nation, by land area. TUS has existing facilities and development sites, including some that are shovel-ready and with or without airfield access, for business and industry to explore.

TUS Monthly Featured Site

MRO 50 Sites A & B

The MRO 50 consists of two parcels of airside land at TUS set aside for the location of businesses specializing in airline maintenance, repair and overhaul operations

TUS Air Service Map

Six airlines, including the four largest U.S. airlines – American, Delta, Southwest and United – operate from TUS, as well as Alaska and Sun Country airlines. Together they provide nonstop service to 18 destination airports and one-stop connections to more than 350 cities around the world.

TUS also supports the 162nd Wing of the Air National Guard, which conducts the nation’s largest training operations for the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Ryan Airfield (RYN)

RYN is the general aviation reliever airport for TUS and is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Tucson. Ryan’s rich history began in 1942 as an Army base and flight school training World War II pilots. RYN has grown to more than 1,800 acres. There are more than 300 aircraft based at RYN with another 30 tenants, including aircraft maintenance companies, flight charter operators and flight instruction facilities. At an elevation of 2,417 feet, RYN has three runways, and a Federal Aviation Administration Contract Tower that operates from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

RYN has both existing facilities and development sites available airside and landside for business and industry to explore.

RYN Monthly Featured Site

Pilot Training Facility

Located at 6400 S. Aviator Lane, Ryan Airfield, Tucson, Arizona. This facility was the former location of an airline pilot training facility.

Commercial Film Industry

To use TAA facilities for commercial filming, please click here for more information.

TAA Business Opportunities – RFP/RFQs

To view current business opportunities at TAA, please click here to visit the TAA’s current Requests for Proposals and Bid Opportunities.

Economic Development Survey

TAA is constantly striving to improve its services to corporate executives and site location consultants considering locations for expansion, relocation or consolidation. You are invited to participate in a very brief and anonymous survey (8 questions total) which will help TAA refine TAA economic development website and services. To assist us by taking the survey, please click here.

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