Northeast Philadelphia Airport

Northeast Philadelphia Airport
Northeast Philadelphia Airport
PNE diagram.jpg
IATA: PNEICAO: KPNEFAA LID: PNE
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Philadelphia
Serves Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 121 ft / 37 m
Coordinates 40°04′55″N 075°00′38″W / 40.08194°N 75.01056°W / 40.08194; -75.01056
Website www.phl.org/pne/...
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 7,000 2,134 Asphalt
15/33 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 105,609
Based aircraft 203
Sources: airport website[1] and FAA[2]

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (IATA: PNEICAO: KPNEFAA LID: PNE) is a public airport located just north of the intersection of Grant Avenue and Ashton Road in the Ashton-Woodenbridge neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia. It is part of the Philadelphia Airport System along with Philadelphia International Airport, and is the general aviation reliever airport for Philadelphia International Airport. Northeast Philadelphia Airport is the sixth busiest airport in Pennsylvania.[3] Services at the airport provided by two fixed base operators include fuel, major aircraft repair, hangar rental, aircraft rental and charter, flight instruction, and aircraft sales.[4]

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Location

This airport covers 1,240 acres (500 ha), and is located on a site approximately bounded by Grant Avenue to the south, Academy Road to the east, Comly Road to the north, and the Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 1) to the west. The airport does not extend all the way to these boundaries, however. Development within these boundaries also includes the Internal Revenue Service Philadelphia Service Center, a Pepsi-Cola bottling plant, an industrial park with aviation-related businesses, and the headquarters of the 8th District of the Philadelphia Police Department. A TJ Maxx distribution center and an ice skating rink opened in 2001 on land leased from the airport.[5]

When this airport was opened, the surrounding area was largely open farmland. Since that time, much growth has taken place in Northeast Philadelphia, and residential neighborhoods and businesses have developed close to the airport. Because of this development, pilots operating in proximity of the airport must observe noise abatement procedures.[6]

History

The Northeast Philadelphia Airport had its origin in the 1930s, maybe in the late 20s, as the Northeast Airport, a grass field with no paved runways. It was one of three small airports in the area for private aviation. Just across Roosevelt Boulevard to the west, adjacent to Red Lion Road, was the Boulevard Airport, the most important of the three. Further west was the Somerton Airport, no longer in existence, close enough that pilots had to be careful not to infringe on adjacent traffic patterns. The site of the Boulevard Airport is now a shopping mall and housing. The Northeast Airport was the site for the development of the large airport that exists today.

The United States Army Air Corps began construction of a 545 acres (221 ha) airbase in Northeast Philadelphia during World War II, but the project was never completed, and the property was turned over to the city in 1944.[5] After the city finished the work, Philadelphia Northeast Airport opened in June 1945. In 1948, the name of the airport was changed to North Philadelphia Airport.[7]

The airport's infrastructure was expanded in 1960 when Runway 6/24 was extended to its present length. Runway 10/28 was abandoned at this time due to construction on the western end of the runway.

The name of the airport was changed once again in 1980, to the present Northeast Philadelphia Airport.

Facilities and aircraft

Northeast Philadelphia Airport covers an area of 1,150 acres (470 ha) at an elevation of 121 feet (37 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 6/24 measuring 7,000 by 150 feet (2,134 x 46 m) and 15/33 measuring 5,000 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m).[2]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 105,609 aircraft operations, an average of 289 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 203 aircraft based at this airport: 62% single-engine, 27% multi-engine, 6% jet and 5% helicopter.[2]

References

  1. ^ Northeast Philadelphia Airport
  2. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for PNE (Form 5010 PDF), effective June 5, 2008
  3. ^ Philadelphia Airport System. "Philadelphia Northeast Airport". City of Philadelphia. http://www.phl.org/pne/pne.html. 
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. "Northeast Philadelphia Airport". Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/Bureaus/pdBOA.nsf/infoNEPhila?OpenForm. 
  5. ^ a b Philadelphia Airport System. "Philadelphia Northeast Airport – History". Philadelphia Airport System. http://www.phl.org/pne/pne_history.html. 
  6. ^ Philadelphia Airport System. "Philadelphia Northeast Airport – Noise Abatement". Philadelphia Airport System. http://www.phl.org/pne/pne_noise.html. 
  7. ^ Elizabeth Stieber (October 21, 2004). "Runway hit". Northeast Times. http://www.northeasttimes.com/2004/1021/airport.html. 

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