Jerry Orr http://wfae.org en Jerry Orr To Retire, Calls For End To Charlotte Airport Battle http://wfae.org/post/jerry-orr-retire-calls-end-charlotte-airport-battle <p>The city’s long-time, recently-ousted aviation director, Jerry Orr, is relinquishing all authority over Charlotte Douglas airport. Orr announced last night he is retiring as executive director of the Charlotte Airport Commission, to help extinguish the lengthy legal battle between city and state lawmakers over who will control Charlotte’s airport.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:50:40 +0000 Ben Bradford 41500 at http://wfae.org Jerry Orr To Retire, Calls For End To Charlotte Airport Battle Airport Commission To Discuss Orr's Role http://wfae.org/post/airport-commission-discuss-orrs-role <p>The usual holiday bustle is picking up at Charlotte Douglas, but behind the scenes a power struggle between city and state lawmakers continues. A commission created by the state to run the airport meets for the second time tonight. It can’t do much yet, except self-destruct.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A judge has kept Charlotte Douglas in the hands of the city council and away from the commission, while a lawsuit makes its way through court.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:37:02 +0000 Ben Bradford 41469 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 Charlotte Airport Battle Drags On As FAA Deliberates http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-airport-battle-drags-faa-deliberates <p>Federal regulators are refusing to deal directly with former Charlotte airport director Jerry Orr and the commission state lawmakers appointed him to lead. That's according to the commission's attorney, Richard Vinroot, who says the FAA has also made clear that its decision regarding the airport's governance will not be "expedited."&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:34:52 +0000 Julie Rose 35581 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Airport Battle Drags On As FAA Deliberates Judge: CLT Airport Stays With City Until FAA Says Otherwise http://wfae.org/post/judge-clt-airport-stays-city-until-faa-says-otherwise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's up the Federal Aviation Administration to make the next move in the ongoing struggle for control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:53:56 +0000 Julie Rose 32485 at http://wfae.org Judge: CLT Airport Stays With City Until FAA Says Otherwise 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' Status Of Orr, Airport Still Uncertain http://wfae.org/post/status-orr-airport-still-uncertain <p>UPDATED STORY</p><p>In the final hours of the legislative session Friday morning, state lawmakers passed yet another bill to change control of the Charlotte airport and reinstate ousted aviation director Jerry Orr.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a quick rundown on the status of the airport:</span></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Who's in charge at the airport right now?&nbsp;</em></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:45:14 +0000 Julie Rose 32115 at http://wfae.org Status Of Orr, Airport Still Uncertain 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 Jerry Orr Used To Doing Things His Way At Charlotte Airport http://wfae.org/post/jerry-orr-use-doing-things-his-way-charlotte-airport <p>One man stands at the center of this swirling controversy over Charlotte's airport. In 25 years, Jerry Orr has built a reputation as one of the nation's best airport directors.</p><p>But he also has a reputation for being gruff and abrasive and his clashes with city leaders helped fuel the airport power struggle that has thrust Orr's job into limbo. Love him or hate him, Orr's name is synonymous with <em>Charlotte Douglas International Airport.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:25:29 +0000 Julie Rose 31910 at http://wfae.org Jerry Orr Used To Doing Things His Way At Charlotte Airport