AOPA Works to Save Oahu Airport

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association continues to work alongside the Save Dillingham Airfield group to keep open the Oahu airport that offers visitors glider rides, skydiving, and flying lessons—with activity that supports 130 jobs and injects $12 million into the struggling state economy. A newspaper poll that sampled public opinion on Hawaii’s economic prospects […]

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Hawaii DOT Airports Division to Transfer Dillingham Airfield Back to U.S. Army

After careful consideration the Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division (HDOTA) has concluded that operating Dillingham Airfield (HDH) is not in the best interest of the State of Hawaii and has notified the Department of the Army and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it is exercising its right to terminate the Army Lease effective […]

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Kona Community Hospital, Hawaii Life Flight Renew Five-Year Preferred Provider Agreement

Kona Community Hospital and Hawaii Life Flight have renewed their five-year preferred provider agreement. The agreement confirms the hospital will call Hawaii Life Flight first for all air medical patient transports within the scope of the air medical provider’s services. “Hawaii Life Flight is honored to partner with Kona Community Hospital to serve the needs […]

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Honda Aircraft Company Celebrates the Delivery of the First Two HondaJet Elites to Hawaii

Honda Aircraft Company celebrated the delivery of the first two HondaJet Elites to Hawaii during a special ceremony at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Thursday, June 27th. The HondaJet Elite is the first light jet to enter service in Hawaii. Wing Spirit, a newly-established company that will provide luxurious and convenient charter services for […]

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Ray Foundation Awards $1 Million Challenge Grant To Create STEM Learning Lab for Hawaii’s Youth

The Ray Foundation (Naples, Florida) recently awarded Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum a $1 million challenge grant to develop a new educational resource for Hawaii Youth – a Learning Lab using the exciting field of aviation and aerospace to advance interest and competency in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  The proposed Learning Lab will be […]

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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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