July 25, 2017

Over $1.6 Million Awarded to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to Enhance Airport Safety Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that Hawaii will receive more than $1.6 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding to increase airport safety and operations at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

“Hawaii’s residents and visitors depend on safe, reliable, and efficient air travel,” said Senator Hirono. “Today’s FAA funding strengthens the emergency preparedness and response capacity at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and supports Hawaii’s continued commitment to the safety and well-being of our aviation professionals and the traveling public they serve.”

The federal grant funding will support the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s purchase of replacement aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles to assist the airport in meeting federal safety requirements.

“HDOT is grateful to the federal government for providing this additional funding,” said Ross Higashi, Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division, Deputy Director. “The money will go a long way toward ensuring the health and safety of the passengers and employees of the airports system.”