airport authority bill http://wfae.org en Airport Commission Questions Existence, Considers Firing Orr In First Meeting http://wfae.org/post/airport-commission-questions-existence-considers-firing-orr-first-meeting <p>The Charlotte airport commission—which the city wants to disband—met for the first time last night, in the city council's own quarters. Commissioners met to figure out what, if any, role they have while a court battle stalls their takeover of Charlotte Douglas Airport.&nbsp; After four hours of deliberation, the 13-member commission decided to put its lawyers on a short leash, but stopped short of firing their executive director.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:22:28 +0000 Ben Bradford 38827 at http://wfae.org Airport Commission Questions Existence, Considers Firing Orr In First Meeting Court Punts Charlotte Airport Decision Back To Feds http://wfae.org/post/court-punts-charlotte-airport-decision-back-feds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Still more <em>punting</em> going on in the fight for control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport: A Superior Court judge today refused to weigh-in on questions posed by federal regulators about the nature of the commission lawmakers created to run the airport.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 20:51:32 +0000 Julie Rose 38448 at http://wfae.org Court Punts Charlotte Airport Decision Back To Feds Judge To Hear More Airport Arguments Friday http://wfae.org/post/judge-hear-more-airport-arguments-friday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The nature of the beast" is the question for Judge Robert Ervin, who will hear arguments about Charlotte Douglas International Airport Friday in a Mecklenburg County courtroom.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:56:06 +0000 Julie Rose 38352 at http://wfae.org City Says Airport Books Inaccurate, Incomplete http://wfae.org/post/city-says-airport-books-inaccurate-incomplete <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An audit by the city of Charlotte has turned up a number of missing, incomplete or inaccurate documents on the airport&#39;s books that may pose a problem for federal aviation authorities. The findings are part of a series of ongoing audits into airport operations spurred by the city&#39;s fight to keep control of Charlotte Douglas International.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:25:06 +0000 Julie Rose 36826 at http://wfae.org City Says Airport Books Inaccurate, Incomplete FAA Says CLT Stays With City Until Lawsuit Is Resolved http://wfae.org/post/faa-says-clt-stays-city-until-lawsuit-resolved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both sides of the Charlotte airport power struggle are cheering a move by the FAA to essentially punt the issue back to the courts. That means, for now, the airport stays under the city&#39;s control.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:51:45 +0000 Julie Rose 36096 at http://wfae.org FAA Says CLT Stays With City Until Lawsuit Is Resolved City Council Opposes CLT Commission, Appoints Members Anyway http://wfae.org/post/city-council-opposes-clt-commission-appoints-members-anyway <p>Four Charlotte residents have been appointed by the city council to serve on a commission formed to govern Charlotte Douglas International Airport. However, Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon was clear the council only made its appointments to "fulfill the letter of the law" which includes an <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=S81" target="_blank">October 1&nbsp;deadline </a>for appointing commission members.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In reality, the city hopes the commission will never have a role at the airport.</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:13:02 +0000 Julie Rose 35941 at http://wfae.org Airport Commission Attorney: City's Arguments 'Utterly Baseless' http://wfae.org/post/airport-commission-attorney-citys-arguments-utterly-baseless <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An attorney for backers of a regional commission to run Charlotte Douglas International Airport says the city's legal arguments against a transfer are "utterly baseless," because there is </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">no </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">transfer. Rather, Richard </span>Vinroot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says airport would remain the city's property and the new commission to operate it would be an agency of the city.</span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:53:31 +0000 Julie Rose 32353 at http://wfae.org Airport Commission Attorney: City's Arguments 'Utterly Baseless' FAA Has 'Concerns' About Airport Commission Bill http://wfae.org/post/faa-has-concerns-about-airport-commission-bill <p>The Federal Aviation Administration says it has <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/faa_Letter_re_Charlotte_Int%27l_Airport_--__7.29.2013.pdf" target="_blank">"several concerns" </a>about recently-passed legislation to place Charlotte airport operations under the control of a regional commission.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:17:03 +0000 Julie Rose 32302 at http://wfae.org FAA Has 'Concerns' About Airport Commission Bill N.C. Legislators Give Final OK To Charlotte Airport Bill http://wfae.org/post/nc-legislators-give-final-ok-charlotte-airport-bill <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="357" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://embed.newsinc.com/Single/iframe.html?WID=1&amp;VID=24973037&amp;freewheel=69016&amp;sitesection=charlotte_nws_pol_sty_pp&amp;width=635&amp;height=357" width="635"></iframe></p><p>RALEIGH The North Carolina legislature, plowing into the wee hours and past the objections of Democrats, gave final approval early Friday to a measure creating a Charlotte airport commission.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:26:07 +0000 Ely Portillo & Bruce Henderson & Rick Rothacker 32111 at http://wfae.org N.C. Legislators Give Final OK To Charlotte Airport Bill New Plan For Charlotte Airport Moving Swiftly In Raleigh http://wfae.org/post/new-plan-charlotte-airport-moving-swiftly-raleigh <p>If you're having trouble keeping up with the status of the Charlotte airport, you're not alone.&nbsp; Yet <i>another </i>airport bill now making its way through the state legislature in the final hours of the regular session, which is supposed to end at midnight tonight.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:43:00 +0000 Julie Rose, Lisa Miller & Mark Rumsey 32049 at http://wfae.org New Plan For Charlotte Airport Moving Swiftly In Raleigh