TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
A Look Inside Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)

A Look Inside Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)

June 5, 2019

In this episode, Chellie takes you inside the Northeast Philadelphia Airport – which goes by airport code PNE – with John Brewer, who serves as operations manager. PNE, the sixth busiest airport in Pennsylvania, provides "on call" U.S. Customs, Immigrations and U.S. Department of Agriculture services to corporate domestic and international passengers. John oversees airport administration, security, operations, and maintenance for the airport.

To learn more about the Philadelphia Airports, please visit phl.org
Exceptional Employee: Sheila Trueheart

Exceptional Employee: Sheila Trueheart

May 15, 2019

PHL and PNE are world-class airports, thanks in large part to our exceptional team. To honor those employees who go above and beyond, we are launching a new podcast series, “Exceptional Employees.” These episodes will feature Division of Aviation employees who have been recognized by their peers for their leadership, performance, customer-service focus and innovative approach to their work.

In the episode, Chellie introduces you to the 2018 Leadership Award winner, Shelia Trueheart.

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport and to learn more about our exceptional employees, please visit phl.org.

A Chat with American Airlines Vice President of PHL Hub Operations Jim Moses

A Chat with American Airlines Vice President of PHL Hub Operations Jim Moses

May 1, 2019

PHL serves as the northeast hub for American Airlines, which is our biggest airline partner. Thanks to American’s commitment to PHL, there are new, exciting destinations on tap for the upcoming summer travel season, including some overseas destinations. Jim Moses, Vice President of PHL Hub Operations for American Airlines, joins Chellie to talk about American’s presence at PHL and discuss new flights.

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.

Exceptional Employee: Calvin Truitt

Exceptional Employee: Calvin Truitt

April 15, 2019

PHL and PNE are world-class airports, thanks in large part to our exceptional team. To honor those employees who go above and beyond, we are launching a new podcast series, “Exceptional Employees.” These episodes will feature Division of Aviation employees who have been recognized by their peers for their leadership, performance, customer-service focus and innovative approach to their work.

Joining Chellie in this episode is the winner of the 2018 innovation award – Maintenance Coordinator, Calvin Truitt. The Innovation Award is presented to the employee who has demonstrated creativity in developing new or improving existing processes, methods, systems or services related to the Airport’s day-to-day operations and has made innovation a priority among other staff members. 

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport and to learn more about our exceptional employees, please visit phl.org.

PHL Sign, Fabrication, Carpenter & Paint Shops

PHL Sign, Fabrication, Carpenter & Paint Shops

April 1, 2019
From sign installation to carpentry to paint, PHL’s skilled trades departments are made up of hardworking employees who aim to improve the passenger and employee experience. What may seem like small improvements have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the airport. In this episode, Chellie talks with Steve Rotondi, Superintendent of the Sign, Fabrication and Carpenter Shop, and Gary Litostanski, Superintendent of the Paint Shop. 
To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.
Exceptional Employee: Sol Mack

Exceptional Employee: Sol Mack

March 14, 2019

PHL and PNE are world class airports, thanks in large part to our exceptional team. To honor those employees who go above and beyond, we are launching a new podcast series, “Exceptional Employees.” These episodes will feature Division of Aviation employees who have been recognized by their peers for their leadership, performance, customer-service focus and innovative approach to their work.

Joining Chellie to kick-off this new series is one very special employee, Sol Mack. Sol is approaching his 30-year anniversary with the airport system, currently serving as a senior equipment operator at PNE. Sol was also the first ever recipient of the Performance Award in 2017, which is presented to an employee who has demonstrated exceptional performance and whose contributions help achieve Airport's mission. Sol is well-known among the PHL and PNE team, and serves as an inspiration to many.

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport and to learn more about our exceptional employees, please visit phl.org.

MarketPlace PHL

MarketPlace PHL

March 1, 2019

MarketPlace PHL is the Airport’s concessions management partner. It is responsible for everything food and retail-related at PHL – including all restaurants, shops, and services, plus retail merchandising units. In this episode, Chellie chats with Clarence LeJeune and Mel Hannah, who oversee the entire MarketPlace PHL operation. Listen as they share the inside scoop on what it takes to bring everyone’s Philadelphia favorites to the Airport. To find out more about MarketPlace PHL please visit philamarketplace.com

To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.
Snow Removal At The Airport

Snow Removal At The Airport

February 14, 2019
Whether it's snow, ice, sleet or slush, there's no doubt that winter weather conditions pose a challenge for airports. In this episode, we'll  give a behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to keep our runways clean and airport operational during a winter storm. Chellie will lead listeners through a conversation with Tony Alfonse, PHL Airport Pavement and Grounds Superintendent, and Wally Dubois, PHL Operations Officer Supervisor, to answer all of your pressing questions. 
 
To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport and to see pictures our newly named fleet of snow removal vehicles, please visit phl.org
A Chat With Tuskegee Airman Dr. Eugene Richardson

A Chat With Tuskegee Airman Dr. Eugene Richardson

February 5, 2019

In this very special episode, Chellie is joined by World War II hero, Dr. Eugene Richardson, an original member of the elite Tuskegee Airmen. “Tuskegee Airmen” refers to all who were involved in the so-called “Tuskegee Experience,” the Army Air Corps program to train African-Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft, including pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and other personnel. Their success and achievements led to full integration of the U.S. military in 1948, and paved the way for African Americans to serve as pilots in the U.S. Air Force. 

To learn more, visit Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., at tuskegeeairmen.org and taiphila.org

For more information on the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport, visit www.phl.org.

Helping Federal Employees Impacted By The Government Shutdown

Helping Federal Employees Impacted By The Government Shutdown

January 25, 2019
The employees at the Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport are one big family. So, it should come as no surprise that when over 1,000 of our family members are hurting from the government shutdown, the PHL community has joined together to help. Whether it’s our weekly “Meals on Monday” program, a sit-down lunch for all federal government workers at the airport, or opening the doors to a new food pantry, the outpouring of support and people wanting to help has been overwhelming. In this special episode, you’ll hear about what we're doing at PHL and how you can help, whether you're a member of the PHL community or a Philadelphia-area resident.
 
If you are a federal employee in need in the Philadelphia region, we encourage you to visit our Food Pantry in Terminal E by Frontier Airlines between 7:30am-6pm.
 
And if you want to make a donation, please pull up to the Communications Center (located between Terminals C and D) for drop-off between the hours of 9am - 9pm.