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Encyclopedia > Northeast Philadelphia Airport
Northeast Philadelphia Airport
IATA: PNE - ICAO: KPNE
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Philadelphia Airport System
Serves Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 121 ft (36.9 m)
Coordinates 40° 04' 54.99" N
75° 00' 38.11" W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 7,000 2,134 Asphalt
15/33 5,000 1,524 Asphalt

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (IATA: PNEICAO: KPNE) is a public airport located just north 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.[1] 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.[2] Image File history File links PNE_diagram. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Philadelphia Founded Incorporated October 27, 1682 October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 369. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Ashton-Woodenbridge is a neighborhood located in the The Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. ... Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL, ICAO: KPHL) is an airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region. ... Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL, ICAO: KPHL) is an airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... A Fixed Base Operator (also known as Fixed Base of Operation), or FBO, is a service center at an airport that may be a private enterprise or may be a department of the municipality that the airport serves. ...


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Location

This airport covers 1,240 acres (5 km²), 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 (US 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.[3] Roosevelt Boulevard, or the Boulevard as it is normally called, is a major traffic artery that connects Center City Philadelphia (Downtown) with the Northeast section. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Seal of the Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States government agency that collects taxes and enforces the tax laws. ... A bottling company is a commercial enterprise whose output is the bottling of beverages for distribution and sale. ... An industrial park is an area of land set aside for industrial development. ... The Philadelphia Police Department is the police agency responsible for law enforcement and investigations within the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... TJ Maxx is a specialty store that sells off-price apparel, giftware, and fine jewelry. ...


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.[4] Aircraft noise is defined as sound produced by any aircraft on run-up, taxiing, take off, over flying or landing. ...


History

The United States Army Air Corps began construction of a 545 acre (2.2 km²) 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.[3] 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.[5] The airport's infrastructure was expanded in 1960 when Runway 6/24 was extended to its present length. The name of the airport was changed once again in 1980, to the present Northeast Philadelphia Airport.[5] 1. ... An Airbase, sometimes referred to as a military airport or airfield, provides basing and support of military aircraft. ... Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, France/Free France, United States, China, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, Norway, Honduras, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Map of Philadelphia County with North Philadelphia highlighted. ...


Airlines and destinations

There has been no scheduled commercial service at Northeast Philadelphia Airport since 1995 when Trans World Airlines (TWA) used it as a maintenance facility for its Trans World Express (TWE) division.[3] As of 2006, commercial air service has not returned to this airport. A T&WA Douglas DC-3 is prepared for takeoff from Columbus, Ohio in 1940. ... Trans World Express (TWE) was the express/regional carrier for Trans World Airlines. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

Philadelphia Portal
  1. ^ Philadelphia Airport System. Philadelphia Northeast Airport. City of Philadelphia.
  2. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Northeast Philadelphia Airport. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  3. ^ a b c Philadelphia Airport System. Philadelphia Northeast Airport - History. Philadelphia Airport System.
  4. ^ Philadelphia Airport System. Philadelphia Northeast Airport - Noise Abatement. Philadelphia Airport System.
  5. ^ a b Elizabeth Stieber. "Runway hit", The Northeast Times, October 21, 2004.

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