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Economic Impact and More  |  Issue 3A, Winter 2016


Steve GeifmanQ&A with Steve Geifman: DC Non-stop 

Local Business Owner, Chair, Quad Cities Chamber Air Service Committee

QCIA: Why is this flight important to you as a resident and business owner in the Quad Cities? 
SG: From a business perspective, the airport’s vitality is important to me and to the region. I also have family in the D.C. area, so good flight options are necessary for choice, and convenience. When I first found out that the D.C. flights were a possibility, I knew that would change our travel plans immensely, and for the better.
QCIA: Have you used the Washington, D.C. flight? 
SG: I was able to take the first flight in October to visit our State Representatives in Washington, with a small local delegation. In November, we traveled with our family to see relatives. The flight was so convenient for our family and made our holiday so much more enjoyable.

PJ FoleyPJ Foley: Efficient DC Travels

Director of Government and Community Relations, St. Ambrose University

“Efficient.” Paul Foley travels to Washington, D.C. approximately 6 times a year for business. Foley states “These new, nonstop flights save me time by not having to make connections through other airports. I am able to be much more efficient during my travels.” Foley adds, “I will continue to look at connecting flights through the Dulles hub for other business travel, and for personal use as well.”

Kenneth CarleyQC Airport Welcomes Kenneth Carley

Following a nationwide search, the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County, IL, selected Kenneth Carley, A.A.E. as the new Assistant Director of Aviation & Operations at the Quad City International Airport. Carley began February 1, 2016. Carley is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising the overall operational aspects of the airport. Since 2004 he has been the Director of Ohio University Airport. He also served at Rickenbacker International Airport for twelve years, holding several positions including Operations Director and Interim Airport Director. “It‘s an honor to be chosen for this position,” said Carley. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with Bruce Carter and the rest of the MLI team. I look forward to making many positive contributions and collaborating with all of the stakeholders to advance the airport’s interests.”

New & Rebuilt TaxiwaysNew and Rebuilt Taxiways

Taxiways are essentially the “roads” that aircraft use to travel to and from the runways where they take off and land. Our Taxiways have been relocated and reconstructed over the years as the airport needs change. This project however, combines a major update of our airfield signage to energy efficient LED technology allowing us at the same time to update our taxiway names in our ongoing efforts to improve airfield safety. For more information on this project, visit

Out and About in the CommunityOut and About in the Community 

Airport updates have been provided to several organizations such as the Bi-State Regional Commission, Monmouth Rotary, Moline Kiwanis Club, and the Go Red for Women luncheon and trade show.

Land Development OptionsLand Development Options

For more information on available parcels of land, including the former Flicks and Skyline Inn locations, please contact the Metropolitan Airport Authority offices at 309-764-9621.



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Issue 1A, August 2013 | Issue 2A, Winter/Spring 2014