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9:26 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Orr Breaks His Silence On Airport Authority

Charlotte Aviation Director Jerry Orr
Credit Julie Rose

  Charlotte Aviation Director Jerry Orr has broken his months-long silence on the subject of creating a regional authority to oversee the airport. 


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3:14 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

City-Funded Study Gives Momentum to Airport Authority Measure

State Senator Bob Rucho (R-Matthews)
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The effort to turn the Charlotte airport over to an independent authority has more momentum now that a city-funded study recommends that action. City leaders who commissioned the $150,000 report still urge caution - an idea that elicits laughter from the chief sponsor of legislation to change the airport’s management structure. 


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4:05 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

City Consultant Says Airport Authority Is Good Idea

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The Charlotte Airport would best be governed by an airport authority, according to a consultant hired by the city to study the issue. 

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5:08 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

FAA Furloughs Mean 'Sporadic' Delays At CLT

A control tower at an American airport.
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Passengers at the Charlotte airport can expect short delays to be an ongoing but somewhat random problem. Delays have increased since the Federal Aviation Administration started furloughing workers Sunday because of the sequester.


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9:32 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Foxx Boots Dorsch From Airport Advisory Committee

Carolinas Aviation Museum President Shawn Dorsch was removed from his position as chairman of the Airport Advisory Council on Tuesday.
Credit Julie Rose

 

The chairman of the Charlotte Airport Advisory Committee has been ousted on the recommendation of the majority of the 11-member board. 

Shawn Dorsch was grilled by the city council for 90 minutes Monday night about his behind-the-scenes role in supporting a legislative push to strip the airport from the city’s control.  

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9:25 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Council Grills Airport Advisory Chairman; Dorsch Stonewalls

Airport Advisory Committee Chairman Shawn Dorsch waits to be grilled by the Charlotte City Council on Monday night.
Credit Julie Rose

Charlotte Airport Advisory Committee Chairman Shawn Dorsch took 90 minutes of questions and sharp criticism from the city council Monday, but declined to answer most queries regarding his role in the controversy over control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.  


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9:23 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Citizens Cite City's Role In Airport Success; Director Orr Disagrees

A city consultant and members of the Airport Governance Study Oversight Committee took public comment on the issue Wednesday night.
Credit Julie Rose

  "Don't fix what's not broken," was the theme of a small public hearing held last night by the consultant hired to delve into the ongoing struggle over control of the Charlotte airport. But Aviation Director Jerry Orr didn't quite agree with the views expressed at the meeting.


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9:57 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Public Hearing Tonight On Charlotte Airport

Some 40 people with inside knowledge of the Charlotte airport and the effort to strip it from city control have been interviewed at length by a consultant hired to review the issue. Now, that consultant – Bob Hazel – wants your opinion.

The public is invited to weigh-in during a hearing at 7 p.m. tonight at city hall. Hazel plans to provide a brief overview of the $150,000 study the city is paying him to do, but says his goal at the hearing is just to listen.

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9:26 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Council Threatens To Remove Airport Advisory Chairman; Dulin Calls Him A 'Chump'

Airport Advisory Committee Chairman Shawn Dorsch (r) is under scrutiny from Charlotte City Council members for advocating in support of a legislative effort to transfer airport control to a regional authority.
Credit Julie Rose

 The Charlotte City Council is threatening to remove the chairman of its Airport Advisory Committee for encouraging lawmakers and commissioners in surrounding counties to support a measure that would strip the airport from the city's control. 

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7:44 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Airport Board OKs $35 Million Fund To Buy Neighborhood

The area in lime green is the neighborhood the Charlotte airport plans to buy out.
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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.


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