Airport http://wfae.org en Mayor Cannon, City Council Sworn In http://wfae.org/post/mayor-cannon-city-council-sworn <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte officially has a new mayor in office. Democrat Patrick Cannon was sworn in, along with the rest of the city council, at last night’s Oath of Office ceremony.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:14:23 +0000 Ben Bradford 40334 at http://wfae.org Mayor Cannon, City Council Sworn In Sequestration Cuts To Hit Control Tower At Concord Airport http://wfae.org/post/sequestration-cuts-hit-control-tower-concord-airport <p>What's an airport without a control tower? One that can expect to see a lot less traffic. As part of the sequestration cuts to the federal budget, the Federal Aviation Administration has given the city of Concord official notice that it will end the contract that funds the tower program at Concord Regional Airport. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:25:18 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 22753 at http://wfae.org Sequestration Cuts To Hit Control Tower At Concord Airport Airline Merger And Possible Airport Authority Changes http://wfae.org/post/airline-merger-and-possible-airport-authority-changes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte air travel has been on the minds of many in recent weeks as US Airways and American Airlines merge and while North Carolina politicians push for Charlotte Douglas International Airport to be operated by an airport authority rather than as a city department. We'll talk about how the US Airways/ American merger might affect US Airways </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> largest hub and travelers who come through Charlotte, and discuss how the idea of an airport authority may or may not change how the airport is run and whether any of it will affect the average </span>Charlottean<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 21940 at http://wfae.org Airline Merger And Possible Airport Authority Changes Customs Desk Could Bring More Corporate Jets To Monroe http://wfae.org/post/customs-desk-could-bring-more-corporate-jets-monroe <p></p><p>Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport will begin constructing a customs building, and that could be a business boon for Union County.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No place in the Carolinas has more aerospace companies than Monroe.</span></p><p>“Those companies do a lot of international work,” says North Carolina Aviation Director Richard Walls. “So, being able to bring flights and cargo directly into Monroe allows all of that cargo to get into those factories and into those aerospace companies much more quickly and much more efficiently.”</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 05:00:16 +0000 Ben Bradford 21554 at http://wfae.org Customs Desk Could Bring More Corporate Jets To Monroe Teams Pull 50-Ton Airplane For Charity http://wfae.org/post/teams-pull-50-ton-airplane-charity <p>Fifteen feet doesn’t sound like a lot, unless you’re pulling a 50-ton airplane. And that’s exactly what teams lined up to do at the U.S. airways hangar in Charlotte this morning. They weren’t there just to show off which team had the largest biceps. The goal was to raise money for United Way of Central Carolinas.</p><p>There were 26 teams of 20 employees, but Freight Flyers was the most anticipated team. After all, they’re the defending champs.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:29:06 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 13463 at http://wfae.org Teams Pull 50-Ton Airplane For Charity