September 14, 2016

Hirono Announces More Than $7 Million In Federal Funding For Kalaeloa Airport Improvements

FAA Investments Will Improve Facilities, Expand Services, And Promote Self-Sufficiency

Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced that the State of Hawaii will receive $7.15 million from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Military Airport Program to build 10 additional hangar and storage buildings and complete repairs to Hangar 110 at Kalaeloa Airport (John Rodgers Field) on Oahu.

“Kalaeloa Airport serves as a critical asset supporting Hawaii’s military and civilian aircraft, especially in times of emergency,” said Senator Hirono. “This funding will allow the State of Hawaii to complete its work repairing Hangar 110 as well as investing in new facilities that will help to ensure that Kalaeloa continues to serve Hawaii’s aviation community.”

Kalaeloa Airport plays a key role in Coast Guard and National Guard operations, as well as serving the civilian community. In 2013, Senator Hirono successfully fought to keep the Kalaeloa Airport Air Traffic Control Tower from closing due to sequestration. The investments announced will help to improve facilities and provide additional revenue-generating services that will make the airport more self-sufficient.