Moline/Quad City International Airport Runway Safety Notice

Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

There's an alarming trend at the Moline/Quad City International Airport. Over the past 24 months, there have been 11 reported runway incursions. Even more disturbing, 7 of the 11 incursions have happened since January of 2013.  Of those 7, the first was a vehicle driver, 2 were air carrier pilots, 2 were locally based general aviation pilots and 2 were transient general aviation pilots. 

Designated as a “Hot Spot” area and clearly marked on the airport chart, the Moline Airport runway configuration has an intersection of three (3) active runways.  Since the reopening of Runway 5/23 in October of 2012 the complexity and size of this intersection seems to be leading pilots to exit onto an active runway instead of the assigned taxiway.  The volume of traffic and the airport's complex runway and taxiway configuration require exceptional vigilance and situational awareness by all persons operating on the airfield.

The FAA is encouraging that all pilots review the Best Practices and incorporate them into their flight operations.