March 23, 2016 | ITRE

Bombardier Learjet 60 aircraft at Concord, NC Regional Airport. Photo © James Willamor. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Bombardier Learjet 60 aircraft at Concord, NC Regional Airport. Photo © James Willamor. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

This spring ITRE launched NC AirTAP—the North Carolina Airport Technical Assistance Program—a new initiative to support the state’s public- and private-sector airport professionals. The program will help North Carolina airports improve the safety, quality and efficiency of their operations and increase the use of new aviation materials, practices and technology. NC AirTAP will also help airport staff build a community network for exchanging best practices.

NC AirTAP is a joint effort of ITRE, the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Division of Aviation, and the North Carolina Airports Association (NCAA). Representatives from these organizations, and from consulting firms which support the state’s aviation industry, will serve on a steering committee to provide oversight and guidance to the program.

ITRE staff are attending NCAA regional and annual meetings this spring to promote the program, present information, and gather input from airport operators and consultants. The NC AirTAP website will launch later this year to announce upcoming training offerings, share related resources from the NCAA and NCDOT Division of Aviation, and provide links to other helpful airport industry websites and publications.

Please contact James Martin (jbm@ncsu.edu) at ITRE for more information about NC AirTAP.