In order for PHL to operate efficiently, all organizations that conduct business at the airport must collaborate with each other. Allan Moore, PHL’s Deputy Director of Aviation – Facilities, was recently honored by the Transportation Security Administration for his contributions in support of the TSA’s PHL operations. Moore was presented with a certificate of appreciation by TSA Federal Security Director Gerardo Spero.
Moore was recognized for “his many years of dedicated service, partnership, and especially for his responsiveness and support whenever help is needed as it relates to equipment, safety, and maintenance of the airport facilities.”
While the TSA maintains its security screening equipment, the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation is primarily responsible for the checkpoints in which TSA officers operate, floors, security doors and gates. The Airport’s Facilities Maintenance team routinely responds to calls about leaks and temperature and airflow issues. This work is important to maintain airport security and provide clean, comfortable, and efficient processing through the checkpoints and is performed by in-house employees and through the Facilities Maintenance contractor Elliott-Lewis.
“For me, Allan is the ‘go to’ guy if I need something addressed to improve workplace conditions, have a safety concern, or questions regarding DOA construction or improvement projects,” said TSA PHL Assistant Federal Security Director William L. Myers. “Allan and his team support our ability to meet our vital mission and in doing so, ensures the safety of the American people as they travel through Philadelphia. We are proud to call him a partner and honored to recognize him for all that he does.”
In addition to routine maintenance repairs, Airport Facilities and Maintenance has supported TSA’s work by making enhancements to security areas, including checkpoint expansion and reconfiguration projects at Terminals A-East, B and C checkpoints; replacing the old, frequently malfunctioning door system at Terminal B and C checkpoints with an efficient folding door system; and relocating and rebuilding the Supervisor Station at Checkpoint B to create more circulation space for guests screened in the checkpoint.
“We value our partnership with the TSA at PHL and are proud to support their mission of protecting our nation’s transportation systems,” said Moore. “I gratefully accept this honor not just for myself, but on behalf of all Division of Aviation Facilities’ employees who work tirelessly to keep our checkpoints secure and fully functional.”