Per the Charlotte Observer:

The Federal Aviation Administration this month updated its policy on disputed management changes at public airports, a move that affirms the city’s control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

In a document published June 6, the FAA says it will accept an application for a management change at an airport “only upon a legally definitive resolution of a dispute.” That rules out a change in Charlotte, where city and state officials have been locked in a long-running fight over who should control one of the nation’s busiest airports.

The battle for the airport emerged in 2013 when the Republican-controlled N.C. General Assembly passed a bill creating a new commission to oversee Charlotte Douglas. Republican-led state legislators said the move was needed to protect the airport from meddling by the city, while city officials, including Democrat mayors, called the move a power grab.

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