Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) received an $18 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for vital airfield infrastructure projects. The funds will be used to reconstruct Taxiway K and rehabilitate Runway 17-35, along with improvements to runway lighting.
PHL also received grants to install 13 electric Ground Support Equipment (eGSE) charging stations to support airlines using eGSE in Terminal E and Cargo City. The Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program encourages airport sponsors to implement clean technology projects that improve air quality.
This award is part of more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the FAA to 405 airports.
“The reconstruction and rehabilitation of taxiways and runways, as well as the introduction of clean technology, are critical airport infrastructure projects. We are very thankful to the FAA for providing funding for these upgrades at PHL,” said City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation CEO Chellie Cameron.
“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao
In July 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded $9.1 million to Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) to rehabilitate Runway 6-24, which accounts for approximately 60 percent of the airport’s traffic.