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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GOVERNOR RELEASES $96.6 MILLION FOR HAWAII AIRPORTS

Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $96.6 million for the construction of capital improvement projects (CIP) at state airports that will further stimulate Hawaii’s growing economy and job environment. “Our airports are the first impression of Hawaii for many of our visitors and these improvements, in conjunction with our Hawaii Airports Modernization […]

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Hawaii Infrastructure to Get $92.8 Million for Capital Improvement

Governor Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $92.8 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) designed to maintain, upgrade and expand transportation infrastructure across Hawaii.  The Governor said Hawaii’s highways, airports and harbors are essential to island commerce and their way of life and everyone depends on the daily reliability and functionality […]

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AOPA Regional Manager Program Extends to Cover Hawaii

Frederick, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association will extend its field representation program to Hawaii, President Craig L. Fuller announced at a Pilot Town Hall in Honolulu. New Western Pacific Regional Manager John Pfeifer now has responsibility for Hawaii, California, Nevada and Arizona.  On Jan. 2, AOPA launched its new Regional Manager Program […]

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Hilo airport runway repair funds top $10M

The Hawaii Department of Transportation will receive a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for $10,615,395 to refurbish a runway at Hilo International Airport, according to Senators Daniel K. Inouye, Daniel K. Akaka and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono. The money will be used for the construction phase of the runway rehabilitation underway on runway 3/21 […]

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Jacobs Honored for Making Hawaii Airports Safer

Martinez Jacobs is being honored by the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Heart Association and the Hawaii Department of Transportation for his efforts to get defibrillators installed at Hawaii’s airports. Jacobs, the Airport Fire Fighting Staff Officer for the Hawaii Airports Division of the Hawaii Department of Transportation, has seen over thirty years of […]

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