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News Article - April 17, 2008

U.S. AIRWAYS GETS NEW MAINTENANCE PLANT AT PHL  
  U.S. Airways will break ground today on a new equipment maintenance plant at Philadelphia International Airport. The 58,000-square foot building, scheduled to be completed late next year, will consolidate three existing repair facilities located at the airport, where trucks, ground service equipment, luggage belt loaders, and tugs that pull planes are stored and repaired.

   U.S. Airways chief operating officer Robert Isom, and other airline and Philadelphia airport officials, will be on hand at 10 a.m. for an official groundbreaking ceremony. The building will be located near Tinicum Island Road, in an area called Cargo City. U.S. Airways said more than 20 percent of the building, including steel, drywall, ceiling tiles and carpets, will contain recycled materials.

   Philadelphia is one of U.S. Airways' three national hubs, along with Charlotte and Phoenix. U.S. Airways handles about two-thirds of the passengers at Philadelphia International Airport. The airline controls all the gates on Concourses B, C and F and many of the gates on Concourse A, the terminal for international flights.

Source - Philadelphia Inquirer



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