Moline, IL – Elliott Aviation, a leader in a diverse set of business aviation services, welcomes and celebrates the opening of the newly renovated runway system at the Quad City International Airport (MLI). The $34 Million dollar renovation includes renovation to the main 10,000 foot runway as well as the “bulls-eye” area where the three runways intersect.
The newly rehabilitated runway 9/27 features 47,000 cubic yards of new concrete and 25-foot-wide paved asphalt shoulders on each side for added safety. In addition to runway 9/27, runways 13/31 and 5/23 received an additional 1,381 feet of new concrete.
“The effort the Metropolitan Airport Authority made to complete this project was exceptional,” said Rich Baeder, Vice President of Operations. “We have a great working relationship with the Airport Authority and to see a project of this size come together was remarkable. This new runway system is certainly one of the best I have seen. This renovation allows for the highest level of safety for aircraft coming into and out of our community and facility. It will have great results for Elliott Aviation, the Quad City International Airport and the community.”
The runway renovation was step three in a four-step renovation project for the Quad City International Airport Authority. The fourth and final phase of the overall project will be completed next year, when the temporary runway used during the construction period converts to a taxiway, which will be called Taxiway P “Papa.”
About Elliott Aviation
Elliott Aviation is a full-service business aviation center offering a complete menu of high quality products and services. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, Minneapolis, Minn., and Omaha, Neb. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), and has been selling and servicing business aircraft since 1936.
About the Quad City International Airport
The Quad City International Airport (MLI) serves travelers throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. There are currently 5 airlines serving 10 nonstop hub, or connecting cities. The Quad City International Airport is operated by the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County, Illinois. In 2010, the airport saw 956,856 total passengers with 481,008 enplaned and 475,856 deplaned.