MOLINE/QUAD CITIES -- Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation for the Quad City International Airport (QCIA) accepted an award May 23rd at the Illinois Aviation Conference in St. Charles, Illinois, for “Illinois Primary Airport of the Year.” The award was presented by Dr. Susan Shea, Director, Division of Aeronautics. The Quad City International Airport was selected out of all airports in the State of Illinois.
Many recent accomplishments led to the QCIA being selected. Dr. Susan Shea says “The Division of Aeronautics enjoys a fantastic working relationship with the Quad City International Airport.
The Runway 9/27 Reconstruction / Taxiway P project was a complex, multi-year endeavor that required an incredible level of communication and coordination. The success of this project is a perfect example of our longstanding partnership with QCIA and would not have been possible without the cooperation of Director Carter and his dedicated staff.”
“It’s a very exciting time to be accepting this award,” says Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation. We would not have received this award if it wasn’t for the hard work of all of the MAA employees, the airport authority board members, and all of the tenants. The partnership we have with the Division of Aeronautics and the FAA is critical to the infrastructure improvements we have made over the last several years, and months,” Carter adds.
The QCIA was presented with this same award in April, 1999, and 2004. The Quad City International Airport currently offers service through four major airlines to ten nonstop cities. Airlines include Allegiant, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, and United Express. The Quad City International Airport strives to make travel easier for all of its customers.
(Pictured L-R) Steve Long: Chief Engineer, IDOT-Division of Aeronautics; Bruce Carter, A.A.E., Director of Aviation, Quad City International Airport; Dr. Susan Shea, Ph.D., Director, Division of Aeronautics; Barry Cooper: Regional Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration