Philadelphia International Airport Embarks on the Largest New Aviation Program in the United States

The Global Program Partners, comprised of CH2M HILL, Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA), and CMTS, Inc. (CMTS), has been selected by the City of Philadelphia, Division of Aviation to manage the $6.4-billion Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) at the Philadelphia International Airport.

This is the largest new aviation program in the United States as well as one of the most complex. The CEP is intended to create a world-class airport for metropolitan Philadelphia that will serve as a new and modern global gateway to the region.

Read more about this expansion project here at Select Greater Philadelphia.

Philadelphia International Airport is the 11th busiest airport in the world and 9th busiest in the United States in aircraft operations with 460,779 takeoffs and landings in 2010. The Airport also accommodated 30.7 million passengers in 2010. FAA forecasts indicate that the Airport will accommodate 760,000 takeoffs and landings in 2030 and move 52.2 million passengers.

A 10-year planning process and a thorough 7-year environmental review process culminated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issuing the Record of Decision (ROD) approving the Airport's Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP). Receipt of this final document enables the Airport to proceed with the next steps required to expand and make critically needed improvements that ensures Philadelphia International Airport is strategically positioned to meet future air service demands, enhance its competitive stature in the global aviation market place and maintain the region's economic vitality. Read more here about the CEP here.