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  1. Could it be the E-175 you are seeing in the E-Concourse animation? It would look rather large in comparison with CRJ-200s? For American Eagle - Envoy, Compass and Republic all fly this model aircraft and could use the E-concourse.
  2. In line with the mentioning of Swiss Air service to Zurich - it was interesting to see the coverage of the NASA - FAA - USDOT - CLT collaborative research lab establishment at Charlotte. CLT really will have some of the latest NextGen technologies first before other airports and regions. Read the article at this link and view the video. The animations showing the D concourse interestingly has a Swiss wide body aircraft in the picture. https://americansecuritytoday.com/air-travel-getting-safer-charlotte-intl-airport/
  3. LKN704, Thats just it. There's no large airports in the NW mountain counties and the FAA would probably never approve the development of one when it would be sandwiched between TRI and HKY. Part of their mandate is to prevent the unnecessary duplication of facilities when existing airports can do the job. A large airport could cost hundreds of millions if not over a billion. All the tree removal and tree trimming necessary would be so unpopular and impossible with the protected forests, parks and environmentalists residing in the mountains. To put it in Jefferson or adapt W
  4. Having airline service at Concord will help to provide lower fares to the Charlotte region overall and could even influence fares at CLT on select routes. More than a "small handful" of people are using the Allegiant service. In 2014 it hosted 12,000 boardings and 12,000 passenger deboardings. By 2015 it had grown to more than 30,000 enplaned, 30,000 deplaned and destinations increased to 3 cities in Florida. This is impressive considering that Allegiant doesnt fly daily but usually only twice per WEEK for each route. Factor that in when someone begins to complain about air
  5. UPNoDa: Any airport has a limited amount of curb frontage length. This length in feet could be used to serve the maximum number of clients with buses efficiently or it could rather inefficiently be "Clogged up" with sedans carrying one or two people. Buses often carry people on wheelchairs and better meet ADA regulations. It makes more sense that these should be a little closer to the terminal curb. So, in these new designs the 3 closest lanes are for commercial and special use. The outside 5 lanes are for general use. Buses can be city transit, but most often they are airport bus
  6. Piedmont 767: It's 436 pages - but you should find that it answers all your questions covering CLT planning between 2013-2033 What you have is a crop of the future airport layout plan Some clarifications on what you typed: Runway 1-19 is shown as 12,000' X 150' on the ALP As a cost- saving measure, runway 1-19 may be built a little shorter. A Displaced threshold may be used to provide 11,700' for takeoffs in ether direction on runway 1-19 rather than the full 12,000 linear feet the parallel, linear concourse to the south is going to be for American Eagle reg
  7. Wind tunnel tests were conducted. These are the scale models used. There will be a large TRACON base building and parking area as shown.
  8. According to this list - CLT could become the second tallest ATC tower in the US and the fifth tallest in the world at 370 feet! http://www.airport-technology.com/features/feature-the-10-tallest-air-traffic-control-towers-in-the-world-4142194/
  9. The design for the new ATC tower is available for viewing online here: https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/attachment/download/58930 https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/22745 It looks quite similar in height and design as Atlanta.
  10. At the base of the current control tower is the TRACON or Terminal Radar Approach Control facility. That is the biggest part of any replacement facility and would surely require the most time to construct, set up and test before becoming operational. I got to tour the tower cab and the TRACON about four years ago. Photos were not allowed to be taken but I have attached some from other similar facilities. The primary responsibility of the TRACON is the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of arrival, departure, and en-route traffic. CLT TRACON is responsible for all the airports located under it
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