Airport Business

OCT 2018

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18 airportbusiness October 2018 EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW By Joe Petrie A New Logistics Hub for the Midwest Chicago Rockford International Airport remains bullish on cargo growth. Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) has undergone changes in recent years with addition of an AAR Corp. MRO and a nearly 50 percent surge in air cargo in 2017, which saw 1.4 billion pounds of cargo pass through the airport. Airport Business spoke with Mike Dunn, executive director, Greater Rockford Airport Authority, to learn more about this growth and the challenges the airport faces going forward to meet current and future demands. Airport Business: Rockford saw a 50 percent surge in cargo traffic in 2017. What is driving this growth? Mike Dunn: For the last 20 years, we here at the airport have always recognized that we have a world-class facility 62 Chicago Rockford International Airport

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