Davenport Municipal Airport (Iowa)

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Davenport Municipal Airport
Davenport Airport (Iowa) Sign.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Davenport
ServesDavenport, Iowa
Elevation AMSL753 ft / 230 m
Coordinates41°36′37″N 090°35′18″W / 41.61028°N 90.58833°W / 41.61028; -90.58833Coordinates: 41°36′37″N 090°35′18″W / 41.61028°N 90.58833°W / 41.61028; -90.58833
WebsiteDavenport Municipal Airport
DVN is located in Iowa
Location of airport in Iowa / United States
DVN is located in the United States
DVN (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 5,511 1,677 Concrete
3/21 4,001 1,220 Concrete
Aircraft operations (2016)28,251
Based aircraft (2017)119

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 been home to the Quad City Air Show since 1987.

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[edit]


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).[1] Runway 15 is equipped with an ILS system as well as MALSR lighting, and is the designated calm wind runway. All runways have RNAV approaches with medium to high intensity runway edge lighting with VASI glide slope indicators (GS 3.0 Degrees) with left traffic patterns. Runways 3/21 have a VOR Approach from the Davenport VORTAC (DVN, 113.8) (Located off-field).

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.

In 2012, the airport received a $63,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for an environmental impact study. The study was 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.[3]

The local fixed-based operator Carver Aero offers flight charter, aircraft rental, and flight training, as well as line and maintenance services. Their 9 aircraft fleet consists of 1 Cessna Citation V, 1 King Air 350, 1 King Air 200, 1 Cessna 172P, and 5 Piper PA-28s (2 Warriors, 2 140's, and 1 Archer).

The airport also has an ASOS (Automated Surface Observing System) on channel 120.175. The airport's combined CTAF and UNICOM is on channel 123.00. The facility is usually staffed from 06:30 Local to Dusk. There is a 24/7 Self Serve Fuel Pump on-site with 100LL.

Quad City Air Show[edit]

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.

U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team at the 2010 Quad City Airshow


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Form 5010 for DVN PDF, effective June 22, 2017.
  2. ^ DeWitt, Jennifer (January 18, 2011). "Carver Aero goal: 'More people, more planes'". Quad-City Times. Davenport. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  3. ^ DeWitt, Jennifer (August 3, 2012). "Airport gets grant for runway study". Quad-City Times. Davenport. Retrieved 2012-09-02.

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