Davenport Municipal Airport (Iowa)
Davenport Municipal Airport
|Owner||City of Davenport|
|Elevation AMSL||753 ft / 230 m|
|Website||Davenport Municipal Airport|
Davenport Municipal Airport (IATA: DVN, ICAO: KDVN, FAA LID: DVN) is a general aviation airport located about 7 miles (11 km) north of downtown Davenport, a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. The airport, which dates back to 1948, has also been home to the Quad City Air Show since 1987. The air show occurs the last weekend of June every year.
The fixed-base operation is run by Carver Aero Inc. The airport has two runways (3-21 and 15-33) and a 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) hangar. Most of the air traffic in and out of Davenport Municipal is regional (commercial flights in the area are generally handled by Quad City International Airport), consisting mainly of single-engine prop and twin-engine prop aircraft. However, some smaller private jets also utilize the airport for longer trips to other destinations around the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operates the Quad Cities National Weather Service office from Davenport Municipal Airport. Also the U.S. Army Iowa National Guard 1/109th Aviation Battalion Maintains an Armory with three-four CH-47F Chinook and two Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota Helicopters.
Facilities and aircraft
Davenport Municipal Airport covers an area of 764 acres (309 ha) and contains two concrete paved runways: 15/33 measuring 5,511 x 100 ft (1,677 x 30 m) and 3/21 measuring 4,001 x 100 ft (1,220 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending August 15, 2016, the airport had 28,251 aircraft operations, an average of 77 per day: 94% general aviation, 4% air taxi and 2% military. In June 2017, there were 119 aircraft based at this airport: 91 single-engine, 13 multi-engine, 3 jet and 12 military.
In January 2011 a new 7,460 square foot (690 m2) terminal with an attached 20,000 square foot (1,900 m2) hangar was opened. It was constructed by Carver Aero for a cost of $3 million. In addition to Carver's operations the facility includes a pilots’ lounge, a flight planning room, a business center and conference rooms. The airport's old 1950's era terminal was torn down as part of this construction project.
The airport recently received a $63,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for an environmental impact study. The study is for an upcoming project that includes the extension of runway 15/33, the main northwest-southeast runway, from 5,511 feet (1,680 m) to 6,900 feet (2,100 m) with new taxiways.
Quad City Air Show
The Quad City Air Show is hosted at the Davenport Municipal Airport that started in 1987. It is one of the longest continuous running airshows and the largest airshow in the state of Iowa. The show has hosted all of the North American Military Demonstration Teams and several International performers.
- FAA Airport Master Record for DVN ( PDF), effective June 22, 2017.
- DeWitt, Jennifer (January 18, 2011). "Carver Aero goal: 'More people, more planes'". Quad-City Times. Davenport. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
- DeWitt, Jennifer (August 3, 2012). "Airport gets grant for runway study". Quad-City Times. Davenport. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
- Davenport Municipal Airport[permanent dead link] page at City of Davenport website
- Quad City Air Show
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