Groundbreaking celebrated for runway project at Quonset State Airport

STATE AND LOCAL officials joined R.I. Airport Corp. members on March 1 to break ground on a project that will improve the condition of the 7,500-foot-runway at the Quonset State Airport. Pictured from left are Jonathan N. Savage, RIAC board chairman; Iftikhar Ahmad, RIAC CEO and president; Sen. Jack Reed; Gov. Daniel J. McKee; Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Regional Administrator Ken Knopp; and Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Callahan, R.I. adjutant general. / COURTESY SEN. JACK REED’S OFFICE

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The runway rebuild at Quonset State Airport is clear for takeoff.  State and local officials joined the R.I. Airport Corp. Friday to break ground on the project that will improve the condition of the 7,500-foot-runway, which is utilized by both the R.I. National Guard and civilian aviation operations at Quonset State Airport. 

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