Improvements Coming to 11 NC Airports

Improvements are on the way for 11 airports across North Carolina following the approval of $35.4 million in state funding for aviation projects by the N.C. Board of Transportation. In addition to enhancing airport safety, these upgrades will support and help generate more economic activity and tourism. “Airports are a critical part of North Carolina’s […]

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NCDOT Works to Integrate Drones in Emergency Response

The N.C. Department of Transportation is exploring how to best implement unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, into future disaster relief efforts. The department’s Division of Aviation recently collaborated with nearly 50 state and local government agencies and industry researchers for a three-day workshop, which included interactive demonstrations of drone operations in simulated scenarios. “Our goal […]

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Charlotte Leads in NextGen Air Traffic Improvements

North Carolina was “first in flight” when the Wright Brothers took to the skies at Kitty Hawk, and now it’s leading the way to the next generation of air traffic control. NextGen procedures are helping flights operate more efficiently at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), improving on-time performance and decreasing emissions. The Charlotte Metroplex project […]

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Honda Aircraft Company Begins HondaJet Deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company announced it has begun deliveries of the HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet. The company delivered the first aircraft last week at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. This milestone follows final type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which the HondaJet received on Dec. 8. “We are very […]

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NORTH CAROLINA SPONSORS WILDLIFE HAZARD TRAINING

Wildlife can wreak havoc for airports and their staff. To increase awareness and to improve safety, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation will offer free training sessions for airport personnel that are tasked with handling wildlife hazards to aviation. “This training is extremely beneficial for airport owners and operators as we all […]

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