TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
Inside the $2.4B PHL Capital Development Program with Api Appulingam

Inside the $2.4B PHL Capital Development Program with Api Appulingam

February 24, 2020
PHL is in the midst of a $2.4 billion capital development program to make critical improvements and develop new infrastructure at both PHL and PNE. These airfield and terminal projects, which began in 2012, will improve the customer experience, lay the groundwork for future development and help to capitalize on the role that the Airport plays as a regional economic engine. Joining Chellie in this episode to talk about these projects is newly appointed Deputy Director of Aviation, Api Appulingam.
 
To learn more about the CDP and Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.
Staying Healthy at PHL with Megan O’Connell & Kate Sullivan

Staying Healthy at PHL with Megan O’Connell & Kate Sullivan

January 20, 2020
Trying to stay on top of your New Year's resolutions? Fortunately, it’s never been easier to stick to your goals while traveling through Philadelphia International Airport. In this episode, Chellie talks to Kate Sullivan, PHL Director of Marketing & Branding, along with Megan O'Connell, MarketPlace PHL Marketing Manager, who are responsible for bringing new wellness and healthy eating options to Philadelphia International Airport.
 
To find out more about the eateries available at PHL please visit philamarketplace.com
To learn more about the wellness programs available at Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.
A Chat with Chief Administrative Officer - Soledad Alfaro

A Chat with Chief Administrative Officer - Soledad Alfaro

December 19, 2019
When traveling through an airport, passengers are mainly focused on catching a connecting flight or departing and arriving on schedule. What they often don't think about are the many people and departments working behind the scenes to connect the moving pieces that make an airport run smoothly. Joining Chellie in this episode is Soledad Alfaro, PHL’s Chief Administrative Officerwho oversees everything from human resources to government affairs.
 
To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport and to learn more about our exceptional employees, please visit phl.org.
Special B.PHL Episode with Yassmin Gramian, Executive Deputy Secretary at PENNDOT

Special B.PHL Episode with Yassmin Gramian, Executive Deputy Secretary at PENNDOT

November 26, 2019
ICYMI, “Taking Off with Chellie Cameron” was live at the B.PHL festival in October 2019. In this special edition episode, Chellie was joined by Yassmin Gramian, executive deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), to discuss how transportation innovation is helping to shape the Philadelphia region.

To find out more about B.PHL, please visit BPHLfest.com. To learn more about Yassmin and PennDOT please visit PennDOT.gov. And, please be sure to check out Philadelphia International Airport’s newly redesigned website at PHL.org
A Chat With Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia CEO Bill Hunt

A Chat With Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia CEO Bill Hunt

November 4, 2019

In this episode, Chellie is joined by Bill Hunt, CEO of Leonardo Helicopters Division, a neighbor of the Northeast Philadelphia Airport. An Industrial Center of Excellence, Philadelphia represents the Helicopter Division’s primary production, sales, customer support, and training presence in the United States. In March 2019, Leonardo announced a $65 million plan to build a 60,000-square-foot training facility that will bring more than 160 new jobs to Leonardo Helicopters and the Philadelphia region. As a Philadelphia native - in fact, he was raised about five-minutes from the current-day Leonardo plant location - Bill is thrilled to share details of this exciting project and give an inside account into all of the great things to come. 

To find out more about Leonardo Helicopters,  visit www.leonardocompany.com or follow the company on Twitter @LDO_Helicopters

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

Exceptional Employee: Larnell Woods

Exceptional Employee: Larnell Woods

October 1, 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 received peer recognition for their leadership, performance, customer-service focus and innovative approach to work.
 
Joining Chellie in this episode is Larnell Woods, who is the Custodial Supervisor 2 at PHL. Larnell was recognized in 2018 for demonstrating excellent leadership by investing his time and energy into his team’s performance. 
 
To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport and to learn more about our exceptional employees, please visit phl.org.
The Business Opportunity Forum

The Business Opportunity Forum

September 9, 2019

Given the size and scope of a major airport like PHL, there are substantial and diverse opportunities for businesses of all sizes. In this episode, Chellie talks to Kathleen Padilla, PHL Deputy Director of Diversity & Inclusion, along with Deatrice Isaac, Deputy of PHL Procurement, about the upcoming 2019 Business Opportunity Forum (BOF). The (BOF) is an annual forum held in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. The BOF is an ideal forum for businesses and individuals to learn about new airport projects and initiatives, and to network with PHL Airport executives, partners, and regional and national business leaders. 

To learn more about or to register for the 2019 Business Opportunity Forum on October 4, 2019 at 8am please click here

Boutique Destinations

Boutique Destinations

August 15, 2019
A newfound emphasis on local, unique experiences is changing the way travelers choose their vacation and leisure destinations. Travelers seeking adventure are searching for authentic, distinctive experiences -- and airlines have answered the demand by increasing their non-stop flights to these boutique destinations. Passengers are not only interested in their experience within the origination airport, but also in the destination city. PHL's hub carrier, American Airlines, is adding more niche locations to its service, in addition to major metropolitan cities around the globe. As a result, we are connecting more travelers from the Philadelphia region with non-stop flights to these destinations - and we are opening the city's door to new visitors from new locations every day. 
 
In this episode, Chellie talks about this trend with Andrew Trull, who is the lead of Global Communications for American Airlines at PHL, along with Svetlana Yazovskikh, who is the Executive Director of Global Tourism of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org.
Exceptional Employee: Christopher Perry

Exceptional Employee: Christopher Perry

July 16, 2019

Joining Chellie in this episode is the 2017 recipient of the Leadership Award, Christopher Perry, PHL Airport Operations Officer. Chris took the lead on the PHL 5K Run on the Runway last August. He showed outstanding leadership skills in coordinating this event. Chris was even working the overnight shift at the time and spent many additional hours of his free time at work to attend meetings related to planning the event. 

To learn more about the PHL 5K Run on the Runway on September 7th please visit please visit phl.org.

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