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CLT Partners With UNC-Charlotte

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has partnered with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s William States Lee College of Engineering to develop the Charlotte Aviation and Innovation Research Institute, or Charlotte AIR. Other key partners in the Institute are the Sullenberger Aviation Museum and Talbert, Bright and Ellington, a consulting firm for the aviation industry.

The partnership is expected to give UNC Charlotte students real-world opportunities to research, innovate and develop cutting edge infrastructure at one of the world’s busiest airports.

“As North Carolina’s urban research university, UNC Charlotte is the ideal partnership for CLT as we continue to build an airport for the future,” said Jack Christine, CLT chief infrastructure officer. “The ability to provide both research and learning opportunities in a living laboratory environment like the airport will help shape the future of aviation while benefitting students with hands on learning.”