Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Local News
9:17 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Airport Recycling Begins Pay Off

Charlotte airport trash is sorted by hand in a new recycling facility.
Julie Rose

The Charlotte airport made $185,000 recycling trash from travelers and fast food restaurants in the terminal during the last six months. 

That's a fraction of the nearly $2 million it cost to set up the new onsite recycling facility, but Aviation Director Jerry Orr expects the program to break even within five years. He adds that sorting and selling recyclable paper, plastic and aluminum isn't the only financial perk of the program.

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Local News
3:59 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Airport Advisory Committee Gets Active In Authority Debate

Charlotte Aviation Director Jerry Orr meets with the Airport Advisory Committee on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Vice Chairman Drew Riolo sits to Orr's left.
Credit Julie Rose

The Charlotte Airport's volunteer advisory committee has turned a new leaf. Their monthly meeting on Thursday featured far more discussion and direct questioning of Aviation Director Jerry Orr.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed May 1, 2013

News Roundtable: Mayor Foxx, Airport Authority, Panthers And More

Credit Julie Rose / WFAE

Is Mayor Foxx headed to Washington as the new Secretary of Transportation? His nomination may mean new leadership for the city. Who might fill his position here and what will Foxx face during his confirmation hearings. A panel of journalists and a political scientist share their thoughts on that and on the possible change in ownership of Douglas airport, Panther stadium funding and more when Charlotte Talks.

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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
5:08 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

FAA Furloughs Mean 'Sporadic' Delays At CLT

A control tower at an American airport.
Credit Flickr/Glenn Beltz

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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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