Authority Looks to Extend Lease Agreement with Fixed-Based Operators

RDU enjoys a vibrant General Aviation community that is managed by two Fixed-Based Operators, or FBOs for short. Both FBOs support the needs of private aviation for the Research Triangle Region and continue to thrive at RDU. The current FBO lease with the Authority is set to expire March 31, 2022. The Authority and itsRead More

N.C. Supreme Court Rejects Final Attempt to Stop Quarry on Airport Property

The North Carolina Supreme Court announced Friday it will not review a lawsuit filed against the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority that attempted to stop the expansion of an existing quarry on airport property. The Authority released the following statement from Board Chair Patrick Hannah: “North Carolina’s highest court has upheld two previous court decisions by rulingRead More

RDU to Re-Open Observation Park on August 2

RDU is pleased to welcome families, kids of all ages and aviation enthusiasts back to Observation Park! The popular airport park will reopen on Monday, Aug. 2 after a temporary closure to protect the health and safety of RDU visitors. Observation Park provides sweeping views of the airport’s 10,000-foot primary runway and is located nearRead More

RDU Preparing to Replace Its Longest Runway

RDU is entering the beginning stages of its most significant and dynamic airport infrastructure project, the proposed replacement of Runway 5L/23R, the airport’s primary commercial runway. The Authority is working with a consultant team in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA). The team will soon publish a publicRead More