Rowan County Airport (RUQ)

Rowan County is home to the  Rowan County Airport (RUQ) in Salisbury, NC. It is a public airport located three miles southwest of Salisbury, in the heart of the highest corridor of the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Rowan County Airport's proximity to I-85, I-77 and I-40 offers convenient access to the exploding Charlotte metropolitan area and the Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point markets. Fifty minutes away is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the eighth busiest in the nation with over 600 flight operations per day. Sixty minutes away is the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, NC which is located at the center of North Carolina and the midpoint of the East Coast. Rowan County Airport offers easy access to Charlotte Motor Speedway, the new Z-Max Dragway, Concord Mills, the NC Research Campus, premier golf courses, local business parks and restaurants. RowanWORKS, Economic Development has established an excellent partnership with RUQ.

Accommodations Offered
  • Corporate hangar site
  • Aircraft rental
  • Scenic & introductory airplane rides
  • Rental car
  • Catering
  • Courtesy crew car when available
  • WSI Weather computer
  • Crew and passenger lounge
  • Conference Room
  • Limousine & taxi service
  • Hotel reservations
  • Gift certificates
  • Pilot supplies and apparel

General Information
  • General Aviation
    • Of the 88 based aircraft, 84 are GA Aircraft
  • Hangar Occupancy
    • All nine of the corporate hangars are filled
    • There are options available in all types of standard hangars
  • Corporate Aviation
    • Food Lion - Two Citation Excel 550's
    • Shoe Show - Citation II
    • Chartco - King Air C90
  • Military
    • Army National Guard Aviation
      • 12 UH-60 Black Hawks
      • Plans to expand
      • Provide ARFF support
  • Law Enforcement: North Carolina Highway Patrol
    • Two UH-58s
    • Drug Enforcement
    • Search and Rescue
    • High Speed Chase
    • Accident Reconstruction

Principle Services Offered
  • Fuel
  • Aircraft maintenance/painting/custom cabinetry
  • Storage
  • Tie-downs