Elliott Aviation Welcomes Renovated Runway at the Quad City Airport

Elliott Aviation 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.”


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