FAA http://wfae.org en FAA allows flights again on diagonal runway http://wfae.org/post/faa-allows-flights-again-diagonal-runway <p>Federal aviation officials have allowed Charlotte Douglas International Airport to resume daytime takeoffs and landings on its lone diagonal runway. Our news partner <a href="http://corneliusnews.net/blog/2014/03/19/faa-restores-daytime-use-of-runway-reducing-low-flying-jets-here/" target="_blank"><em>CorneliusNews.net</em> reports the move could mean fewer low-flying jets</a> – and a bit of peace and quiet -- in the area north of the airport. The FAA restricted use of Runway 23 last summer amid concerns about the safety of crossing flight paths. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:51:12 +0000 David Boraks 47528 at http://wfae.org Federal Judge Overturns FAA Drone Ban, As NC Lawmakers Consider Usage http://wfae.org/post/federal-judge-overturns-faa-drone-ban-nc-lawmakers-consider-usage <p><i>3/11/14 Update: The FAA has appealed the judge's decision to the full National Transportation Safety Board. The appeal also has the effect of staying the judge's decision.</i></p><p>Some unmanned flying vehicles, or drones, can be used commercially in the U.S., after a federal judge ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration cannot enforce its current policy. The agency has banned commercial drone use.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:23:01 +0000 Ben Bradford 46474 at http://wfae.org Federal Judge Overturns FAA Drone Ban, As NC Lawmakers Consider Usage Concord Company Uses Drones, In A Sign Of Things To Come http://wfae.org/post/concord-company-uses-drones-sign-things-come <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drones are most well known for their military use, but in the near future unmanned flying contraptions may dust our crops, deliver us pizza, and become another technology that fades into the background of our lives.</span></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:17:38 +0000 Ben Bradford 43364 at http://wfae.org Concord Company Uses Drones, In A Sign Of Things To Come US Airways Says 'Yes' To iPads, Phones, E-Readers Inflight http://wfae.org/post/us-airways-says-yes-ipads-phones-e-readers-inflight <p>Go ahead and keep that tablet or e-reader <em>on</em> during your next US Airways flight.</p><p>Beginning today, the airline that operates more than 90 percent of flights out of Charlotte Douglas International will allow use of portable electronic devices from start to finish on flights.&nbsp; Cell phone calls will not be allowed in flight, but customers will no longer be chided by flight attendants to turn off and stow small devices.&nbsp; Anything weighing over two pounds will still need to go overhead or under the seat during takeoff and landing.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:17:44 +0000 Julie Rose 38778 at http://wfae.org US Airways Says 'Yes' To iPads, Phones, E-Readers Inflight 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 CLT Runway Changes Prompt Noise Complaints, Higher Costs http://wfae.org/post/clt-runway-changes-prompt-noise-complaints-higher-costs <p>A federal decision to limit take-off and landing on one of Charlotte Douglas International's four runways has caused a sudden decrease in the airport's capacity and a spike in noise complaints from neighborhoods to the north. &nbsp;The change may also accelerate plans for a <em>new </em>runway.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:25:18 +0000 Julie Rose 34114 at http://wfae.org Airport Board OKs $35 Million Fund To Buy Neighborhood http://wfae.org/post/airport-board-oks-35-million-fund-buy-neighborhood <p></p><p>The Charlotte airport plans to buy out a neighborhood less than a mile south of its newest runway. There are almost 70 homes there, and the airport advisory committee agreed Thursday to budget $35 million to buy those properties.</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:44:22 +0000 Michael Tomsic 24653 at http://wfae.org Airport Board OKs $35 Million Fund To Buy Neighborhood