Wednesday, July 26 2023

The City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation received a $220,800 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Supplemental Discretionary Grant to support the Department’s Net Zero Decarbonization Plan, in line with the FAA’s Airports Climate Challenge program.  

Earth Day Zoo
Monday, April 24 2023

The Department of Aviation held its 11th annual Earth Day celebration on April 20 in the B/C terminal event space.

Earth Day 2023
Monday, April 17 2023

The Department of Aviation celebrated Earth Day early on April 12 with a cleanup of the Delaware River waterfront next to Philadelphia Fire Department Engine 78's boat ramp organized by the airports' Sustainability team.

RON Apron
Thursday, November 17 2022
Deputy Director of Aviation- Capital Development Api Appulingam (center) accepted the AGG award for the Division of Aviation.

The City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation received the 2022 "Airports Going

Sustainability Report
Friday, April 22 2022

The City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation shares its most recent progress on sustainability and resilience in its 2021 Sustainability Annual Report. This report provides information about efforts at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) during 2020 and 2021. The Division of Aviation embraces sustainability in its mission to connect Philadelphia with the world, and seeks to lead the airport industry in sustainability and resilience.

Monday, March 7 2022

The Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) sustainability and recycling carpet efforts have been recognized by Shaw Contract with a certificate of appreciation. In 2021, PHL recycled 45 tons of carpet, further expanding PHL’s long-term commitment to sustainability in collaboration with Elliot-Lewis and Shaw Contract.  

Airfield skyline
Tuesday, June 8 2021
Elena Fisher, Division of Aviation, Planner

Late last summer, the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, which operates Ph

Image of Electric Ground Support Equipment (eGSE) Charging Station
Thursday, September 17 2020

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) was recently awarded a $1 million Voluntary Airport Low Emission Program (VALE) grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to install 13 Electric Ground Support Equipment (eGSE) Charging Stations in Terminal E and Cargo City.

Tuesday, August 18 2020

In 2019, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) conducted a Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) to better understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change on the airport’s employees, guests, services, surrounding communities, facilities, and assets.

Image of noise monitor
Tuesday, June 30 2020

It is an almost universal picture: a young child pointing at the sky as an airplane flies by. But, as we grow older, that sound that once delighted us is now unwanted and even annoying. This nuisance can be especially bothersome if you live near an airport.

Sustainability Report 2019's cover
Monday, June 22 2020

2019 was a busy year for Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport’s Sustainability Program. We continued our focus on the areas of Recycling, Energy, Noise, Emissions, and Water (RENEW); consulted our cross-disciplinary Sustainability Committee; and frequently engaged with stakeholders.

Earth Day 2020
Wednesday, April 22 2020

“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” - Ernest Hemingway 

Liquid Collection Unit
Friday, April 17 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a noticeable environmental impact at Philadelphia International Airport and around the world, but passengers flying out of PHL will notice the airport’s commitment to sustainability continues.

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