News and Updates – FAA Begins EIS for New Runway at Fifth Busiest Airport

April 12– The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new parallel runway and associated projects at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Based on the FAAs most recent Terminal Area Forecast, the number of flights at CLT is expected to grow at an average rate of 1.9 percent annually, increasing from more than 545,000 operations in 2016 to a projected 740,000 operations in 2033.

Charlottes Airport Capacity Enhancement Plan recommends a 12,000-foot-long runway be completed by 2023. The preferred location for the new runway would be 1,480 feet west of the existing Runway 18/36 centerline. …read more

Source: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=87871&omniRss=news_updatesAoc&cid=101_N_U

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