PHL's Summer Updates for Maintenance and Operations Units

As we enter the summer months, Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Operations and Ground Maintenance teams will be working on several projects on the airfield and throughout the facilities. The projects scheduled by the Maintenance Unit and contractors through summer include:

  • Airfield pavement crack sealing
  • Sidewalk power washing
  • Aircraft parking position restriping
  • Exterior window washing

While these are some of the more eye-catching tasks, there are many more routine maintenance tasks and repairs that are performed every day by the hard-working crews in all the airport’s shops.

In Operations, PHL is busy preparing for the annual FAA Part 139 Audit Inspection, scheduled to occur in August.   

Part 139 Audit Inspections requires airports to have written plans and procedures for daily safety inspections of an airport’s condition and equipment, and for controlling movement of pedestrians and vehicles in authorized areas. It also includes inspections of airport’s fire and rescue units, management of wildlife hazards, clearing snow and ice, and providing regular staff training.  

The operations team is happy to be getting back to business as normal as travel recovers from the pandemic and passenger traffic picks up,” said Chris Dougherty, Deputy Director of Operations and Security-Airside Operations.  “It’s important that we at PHL exceed the expectations of our guests , even the hidden experiences that enhance the safety and security of the airport.”


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Christine Ottow
Director of Strategic Communications
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Heather Redfern
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