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HNL to Receive $1.6M+ for Safety Efforts

July 25, 2017, 8:57 AM HST
* Updated July 25, 9:00 AM
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The new Daniel K. Inouye International Airport sign on the Airports Division District Office Tower is black during the day and illuminates white at night. The picture shows the mauka side of the building. Photo courtesy: HDOT

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) today announced that Hawai‘i will receive more than $1.6 million in Federal Aviation Administration funding to increase airport safety and operations at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL).

“Hawai‘i’s residents and visitors depend on safe, reliable and efficient air travel,” said Sen. Hirono. “Today’s FAA funding strengthens the emergency preparedness and response capacity at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and supports Hawai‘i’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 Hawai‘i 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, Hawai‘i DOT, 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.”

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