The North Carolina Airport Technical Assistance Program (NC AirTAP) is a joint effort of ITRE, the NCDOT Division of Aviation, and the NC Airports Association to support the state’s public- and private-sector airport professionals. Through educational offerings, information resources and related assistance, NC AirTAP helps NC airports improve the safety, quality and efficiency of their operations and increase the use of new aviation materials and technology. The program also helps airport staff build a community network for exchanging best practices.

News and Events

Current topics, upcoming meetings and events for airport professionals from NC AirTAP, NCDOT Division of Aviation, NC Airports Association (NCAA), and related industry organizations. Contact us if your airport or organization has news and events to share.

  • NCAA Annual Conference, March 26-28, 2017, Pinehurst, NC. Visit for more details.
  • 2016 Economic Impact of Airports in North Carolina. This latest report, produced by ITRE for the NCDOT Division of Aviation, illustrates how NC airports play a vital role in our state transportation system, linking North Carolina to the global economy and generating significant economic activity, commerce, and tourism.

Education and Training

ITRE is a leading resource to NCDOT and local transportation agencies for training and professional development. Our staff and instructors are skilled at developing courses and tailoring content to meet a variety of instructional needs for practitioners. Airport-related education and training activities are periodically offered through NC AirTAP, its partners, and other industry organizations. Select the Education and Training link to learn about current offerings, and contact us to help meet your airport’s specialized training needs.

Technical Resources

NC AirTAP connects airport professionals to helpful technical publications and resources available from various industry organizations. Select the Technical Resources link to learn more, and contact us if your airport needs specific technical assistance or has a resource to share.

Steering Committee

NC AirTAP is guided by a Steering Committee representing state government agencies, airport operators, and consulting firms which support North Carolina’s aviation industry. Select the Steering Committee link for a listing of current committee members.


James Martin, PE
ITRE Associate Director | 919-515-8620

Eugene Murray
Communication and Training Coordinator | 919-515-8037