Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (IAP) is located six miles west of Charlotte, NC and is home to the 145th Airlift Wing. The base is located on the east side of the airport on a 79 acre parcel of highly developed land. There are a total of 41 buildings; 2 administrative, 3 services, and 36 industrial, amounting to approximately 330,000 square feet. The base has no residential or transient housing facilities. Action is now pending to acquire an additional 24 acres from the City of Charlotte for future expansion. Day-to-day activities are managed by 312 full-time personnel. This increases to 1350 personnel during the unit training drills conducted one weekend each month. The base also has two geographically separated units (GSU); Badin Air Guard Station (AGS), and Stanly County Airport Regional Training Center that are located approximately 60 miles northeast of Charlotte ANGB. The GSUs are not part of this solicitation. Projected future mission requirements and a steady increase in the base population have necessitated the construction of new facilities and the renovation or demolition of older facilities. A base supply warehouse (34,700 SF) was planned for construction in 2001.
To accomodate growing demand for services, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport has continually emphasized construction and expansion to maintain and enhance the airport's ability to serve this region. Since 1982, the airport has invested more than $300 million in new and expanded facilities, including the passenger terminal, cargo facilities and airfield. The airport presently has three runways with a maximum length of 10,000 feet, but research has recommended a fourth, 9,000-foot runway to provide additional capacity, strengthening the hub operation and reduce flight delays and airlines' operating costs.
In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to realign New Castle County Airport Air Guard Station (AGS), DE by distributing the 166th Airlift Wing's (AW) eight C-130H aircraft to the 145th AW (ANG), Charlotte/Douglas IAP (four aircraft), and 165th AW (ANG), Savannah IAP AGS, GA (four aircraft). Charlotte (33) was selected to receive aircraft because of higher military value rankings compared to New Castle and avoiding conversion training costs.
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