CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Airport Commission announced Thursday night that Jerry Orr will retire as executive director of the commission. Charlotte’s longtime aviation director tendered his letter of retirement on Tuesday.
He is set to retire at the end of the month. Orr lost his job in July after the North Carolina Legislature passed a law that removed control of the airport from Charlotte’s City Council. The law designated him as the executive director of the airport commission.
Mayor Pat Cannon told us tonight that he support’s the commission’s decision. Orr has been aviation director for more than 30 years. His retirement takes effect on December 31.