As Hurricane Florence Looms, Flight Cancellations Begin at Charlotte’s Airport

With Hurricane Florence approaching, the first wave of flight cancellations later this week at Charlotte Douglas International Airport started Wednesday, but the airport remains open. Staff at Charlotte Douglas will move to 12-hour shifts and activate the airport’s irregular operations plan starting Friday evening, and assist any stranded passengers with needed supplies. Airport workers were…

Wright Brothers Visitor Center to Reopen After 2 Years of Renovations

Wright Brothers Visitor Center to Reopen After 2 Years of Renovations

The visitor center at the Wright Brothers National Memorial will reopen Sept. 29 following nearly two years of renovations. The $5.8 million project included work to preserve and restore significant architectural features of the 58-year-old building and renovate mechanical and electrical systems, according to a news release from the National Park Service. The center was…

Bombardier Now Flying Two Flight-test Global 5500/6500s

Bombardier Aerospace now has two flight-test vehicles (FTVs) engaged in “active testing” for its Global 5500/6500 program, the company announced yesterday. The flight-test aircraft—a Global 6500 FTV unveiled in May at EBACE and another representing the Global 5500—are currently based at the Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita. The new Globals are powered by 15,125-pound-thrust…