Hilo International Airport Receives Outstanding Airport Award from FAA

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced that the Hilo International Airport (ITO) received an award for outstanding and continued safety and compliance performance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during the Annual Airports Conference Awards on June 13, 2017. Under the direction of Airport District Manager Steven Santiago, the Hilo International Airport flourishes because […]

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Hawaii DOT Cuts Energy Usage in Half at Island Airports

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has entered the second phase of its Energy Savings Performance Contract with Johnson Controls to provide high-efficiency lighting at 11 Hawaii airports and solar photovoltaic systems at Honolulu International Airport. The total guaranteed energy savings at Hawaii’s airports is more than $606 million over a 15-year period with the […]

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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Doolittle Raid on Tokyo

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the World War II Doolittle Raid with special presentations for youth and the general public by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, author, educator and granddaughter of General Jimmy Doolittle, leader of the famed Doolittle (Tokyo) Raid that took place, April 18, 1942. On April 17, from […]

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Paradise Helicopters Signs Fleet for Bell Helicopter Customer Advantage Plans

  Bell Helicopter with the support of Able Aerospace Services, announced that Paradise Helicopters in Hawaii, has signed its fleet of Bell 407s for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP). Paradise is the first helicopter tour company to enroll in this new service solution. (Photo – Paradise Helicopter’s Bell 407) Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans provide […]

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PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH DISNEY TO COMMEMORATE “SWAMP GHOST”

Pacific Aviation Museum announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the talented artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios & Disneytoon Studios. In order to honor the famed World War II-era B17 “Flying Fortress” affectionately named “Swamp Ghost,” artists Mike Gabriel (director, “Pocahontas,” “The Rescuers Down Under” and the Oscar-nominated short, “Lorenzo”) and Klay Hall (director, Disneytoon Studios […]

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Deputy Director Appointed for Hawaii Airports

The Hawaii Department of Transportation has announced the appointment of Ross Higashi as Airports Division Deputy Director. He will join the HDOT leadership team led by Director Ford Fuchigami. Higashi, who will oversee 15 state airports across the islands, will have the responsibilities of oversight of numerous modernization and facility improvement projects representing billions of […]

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Hawaiian Airlines pioneers SwiftBroadband for safety services

Hawaiian Airlines, the largest and longest serving airline for Hawaii, and Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announce recently that Hawaiian Airlines will become the first commercial airline to install SwiftBroadband for flight deck applications, including Safety Services on its Boeing 767-300s. Hawaiian Airlines will use Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety for ACARS […]

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GOVERNOR RELEASES $335 MILLION FOR HAWAII’S AIRPORTS

Governor Neil Abercrombie announced last week the release of more than $335 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP). These funds will improve the air travel experience for Hawaii’s residents and visitors that drive our economy, while invigorating our growing construction industry and creating local jobs in the process. “We have seen great strides in […]

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