A new third parallel runway, 18R/36L, was recently opened at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), improving general aviation and business aviation access to Charlotte, N.C., and the surrounding area.
This is the airport’s fourth runway and third parallel runway. The addition of the new 9,000-foot runway permits triple independent instrument landings. The primary purpose of the runway will be for flight arrivals.
In anticipation of the new runway opening and increased usage of CLT, Wilson Air Center, an FBO on the field, has completed renovations. “The new renovations provide Wilson Air Center-Charlotte with a more spacious and comfortable floor plan with a clean and modern look. It is more operationally convenient for pilots and crews, as well as aesthetically pleasing to customers and visiting VIPs,” says Vince Papke, general manager, Wilson Air Center-Charlotte.
In addition to the newly completed upgrade, Wilson Air Center-Charlotte has recently added over 100,000 square feet of additional office and hangar space. An additional 3.5 acres of ramp space is now operated under Wilson management and has both office and hangar space available for lease.