Pittsburgh International Airport




At Pittsburgh International Airport, planning, preparation and developing new ideas is critical for continued success.

Each year, our employees receive national recognition and awards for their creativity and leadership, as well as their commitment to operational excellence.

For example, we know snow.

Our Field Maintenance crew is a five-time winner of the Balchen Post award for snow and ice control, and the airport has only closed once (for a few hours) in the past 24 years due to weather.

The expertise of our Field Maintenance team was once again on display at the annual Northeast Chapter, American Association of Airport Executives Snow Symposium in Buffalo, N.Y., in April.

Jim Moorhead, Assistant Superintendent of Field Maintenance, offered top-notch instruction in the Snow Academy to representatives from more than 60 airports; three PIT employees completed the 16-hour advanced Snow Academy certification class; and our team received the Symposium’s Idea Corner award for their plan to develop an innovative “heated air curtain” to keep vehicle windshields clear of snow and ice.

Buncher-Karl-Mason-Award.jpgSimilarly, we know the environment.

The PA Association of Environmental Professionals recently announced that Eric Buncher, long-time Manager of Planning Services at PIT, is the winner of the prestigious Karl Mason Award.

Since 2001, Buncher has served as Manager of Planning Services for the Allegheny County Airport Authority where he is responsible for site planning and environmental studies at both Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport.

Buncher said he is most proud of his work on the environmental assessment for drilling for natural gas at PIT. He assembled and coordinated a team of environmental professionals from the energy company, its consultants and the regulatory agency that completed the detailed document and got it approved it in record time.

Congrats to these employees on their achievements!