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Supporting passengers, employees, tenants and the local community is a key component of the Aviation Department’s culture. Phoenix Sky Harbor is known as America’s Friendliest Airport® and that motto guides the Aviation Department’s efforts to enhance social sustainability.


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Local Community

The Aviation Department plays a positive, active role in the Phoenix community. The Aviation Department provides aviation industry training for business leaders, conducts extensive noise mitigation outreach to neighborhoods around Phoenix Sky Harbor.

School Partnerships

The Aviation Department works with local high schools to bring real-world airport applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to students. STEM is a national education priority, and airports serve as examples of science and technology in action.

Business Partners

The Aviation Department’s Sustainability Management Plan expands business partner outreach efforts to support the sustainability goals of its corporate partners to recycle waste, conserve water, improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and provide community service opportunities for their staff.