The Fly Angle, Episode 22: How Do Airports Replace Runways? 

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In This Episode: 

RDU recently broke ground on the replacement of its primary runway — but it’s not as simple as just building a new road. RDU’s runway engineer Ron Jewett sits down with co-hosts Jake and Stephanie to talk about “the most important two miles of pavement in North Carolina.” Meanwhile, find out where the airport’s two newest international airlines are set to start flying in 2024. 

Episode Guest: 

Ron Jewett is vice president of facilities asset management at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. With more than two decades of aviation construction engineering experience, Jewett oversees RDU’s construction and repair efforts for airport facilities. 

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