Deicing Prevents Bitter Cold Temperatures from Freezing Your Travel Plans

Get out your winter coats – a blast of below-freezing temperatures is expected to hit the Triangle! Bitter cold temperatures require airlines to take extra steps to ensure snow, slush and ice don’t accumulate on aircraft. RDU works closely with our airline partners to ensure cold temperatures don’t freeze your travel plans. You might haveRead More

Judge Rules in Favor of RDU in Land-Lease Court Case

RDU Airport, N.C. – Wake County Superior Court Judge A. Graham Shirley ruled today in favor of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in a lawsuit filed by activists who oppose the land-lease agreement between the Authority and Wake Stone Corporation. In the ruling regarding the agreement that would expand an existing quarry on airport property, JudgeRead More

A Mix of Past and Present on RDU’s Runway

It’s not often that the past literally paves its way into the present.  This was in fact the case for Mr. Tom Blalock.  It turns out, Mr. Blalock read about current repairs to RDU’s primary runway, 5L/23R, and reached out to share his story about a similar project he oversaw. Fortunately, the Authority was ableRead More

Crews Recover Aircraft, NTSB to Begin Investigation

RDU Airport, N.C. – This morning, after an exhaustive search, a Piper PA-32 was located by a grounds crew near the Reedy Creek Multi-Use Trail in William B. Umstead State Park. There were two casualties associated with the incident. Dr. Harvey Partridge and Patricia Partridge, both 72, of Terra Ceia, Fla. were on board theRead More

Search and Rescue Grounds Crew Locate Missing Plane

N.C. Highway Patrol, N.C. State Parks Securing the Scene RDU Airport, N.C. – At 10:02 this morning, search and rescue crews located the missing private aircraft within the narrowed search area. The plane was found near the Reedy Creek Multi-Use Trail at William B. Umstead State Park. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and North CarolinaRead More