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Six airports have acquired Airport of the Yr awards from the Illinois Division of Transportation. The awards have been offered September 27 throughout the Illinois Public Airports Affiliation Fall Convention in Galena.

“Aviation is significant to our state’s financial system and a pillar of our multimodal system that makes us the North American transportation hub we’re as we speak,” mentioned Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Our aviation companions assist a wide range of industries and make quite a few contributions to reinforce the standard of life in Illinois. We current these awards as tokens of recognition and gratitude for his or her efforts.”

The airports have been chosen due to their accomplishments, together with an excellent partnership with IDOT and a powerful dedication to buyer security and satisfaction. Different award concerns embody cooperation and coordination with the state, security file, upkeep of the ability, promotion of aviation and academic occasions.

The 2022 recipients are:

  • Central Illinois Regional Airport (Bloomington/Regular)

                                                                 Major Airport of the Yr

  • DuPage Airport                                   Reliever Airport of the Yr
  • Better Kankakee Airport                   Basic Aviation Airport of the Yr (Runway larger than 5,000 toes)
  • Dixon Municipal Airport                     Basic Aviation Airport of the Yr (Runway lower than 5,000 toes)
  • Erie Airpark                                         Non-public Airport of the Yr
  • AbbVie Heliport (North Chicago)       Heliport of the Yr

Illinois has 100 public-use airports and heliports, with nearly 3,000 plane registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. The system of airports helps greater than 492,000 jobs, with a mixed payroll of $21.9 billion and a complete financial impression of $95.4 billion. Throughout the state, there are over 700 aviation amenities, together with heliports, balloon, glider and ultra-light touchdown amenities and grass touchdown strips.

To be taught extra about aviation in Illinois and the Illinois Aviation System Plan, click on right here.