PNE Sidewalk

The Department of Aviation is working on several critical projects at Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) that are finished or are expected to be finished this summer. These renovations are being completed by contractor James D. Morrissey. This streamlined approach to project management suggests efficiency in coordinating multiple initiatives and maximizing resources, demonstrating a commendable commitment to timely delivery and operational effectiveness.

PNE Snow Removal

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) is Pennsylvania's busiest general aviation airport, handling an average of 319 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings) per day. Since 120 based aircraft and several commercial tenants call PNE home as well as the daily transient users, it is imperative to keep the airport open during winter snow and ice events.

PNE Admin

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) is embarking on an ambitious renovation of its administration building located at 9800 Ashton Road. The project is supported by $2 million in grant funding.

PNE Airport

An airport is an organization that provides transportation of passengers, baggage, cargo, and mail, as well as services for aircraft operations, maintenance facilities, and storage. The airport represents a self-sustaining unit and consists of the airport building or terminal, cargo and storage facilities, hangars, towers, runways and taxiways, parking lots and driveways.

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM)

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is training the future aviation maintenance workforce at its 14 campuses throughout the country, including a campus located at Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE).  The AIM Philadelphia campus specializes in training aircraft mechanics and offers two programs - Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) and Aviation Maintenance Technician: Avionics (AMTA).

Young Pilot Camp

Summer camp – the best time and opportunity to try something new, experience exciting activities, and learn more about future possibilities.  


Northeast Philadelphia Airport’s (PNE) Taxiway L is scheduled for full-depth reconstruction to bring the infrastructure up to date and in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.

PNE Activity

 Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) is Pennsylvania's fourth busiest airport. As a General Aviation Reliever Airport, PNE has no commercial flights. Instead, they primarily accommodate corporate and privately-owned aircraft with approximately 160-based aircrafts, dominated by single-engine aircrafts, plus twins, jets, turboprops, and helicopters. Operations include business, personal, instructional, and commercial flying.  

PNE Runway 6-24

Members of the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, elected officials and community representatives celebrated the completion of Northeast Philadelphia Airport’s (PNE) runway 6-24 reconstruction project at a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 28.

PNE Runway

Looking to add a little adventure to your workout? How about taking a walk, run or bike ride on the Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) runway? Well kind of.  

The reconstruction of PNE's largest runway will close the runway beginning March 24 until October.

To get a jump start on the last and the third package of the reconstruction of Runway 6-24, the largest at Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), that runway and associated taxiways will close on March 24, 2021 – a week earlier than planned thanks to favorable we

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What is your current position at PNE and how long have you worked here?   

PNE's entrance

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) was awarded a $9.1 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rehabilitate Runway 6-24, which is PNE's primary runway and accounts for approximately 60 percent of the airport’s traffic. This is the largest FAA AIP grant PNE has ever received.

Picture of PNE's welcome sign

When asked how they prepare for a trip, most travelers will answer with: taking care of the airfare, travel accommodations and rental car; making sure that everyone has their passport/ID; and getting to the airport on time, among other things.

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Northeast Philadelphia Airport originally opened in the 1930s as Northeast Airport – a grass field with no paved runways. During World War II, the U.S. Army Air Corps intended to develop the site as an airbase, but later abandoned the project.

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