Hawaii Airports Receive $46.3M in Relief Funds

The state Department of Transportation Airports Division announced recently that five airports on Maui, Molokai and Lanai will receive just over $11 million in COVID-19 relief funds. A total of 12 state airports will get $46.3 million in Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations, which support the operational costs of reducing health hazards at airports. […]

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FAA Expands Weather Camera Program to Hawaii

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding weather-camera services to Hawaii to enhance aviation safety and pilot decision-making. The cameras, which already are installed in Alaska and Colorado, improve safety by providing pilots with near-real time video of weather conditions at their destinations and along their intended flight routes. The Hawaii project will install 23 […]

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NASAO Announces Jessica Nagasako as Government Affairs Director

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has announced the appointment of Jessica Nagasako as Director of Government Affairs. This newly created position is responsible for the development and delivery of ongoing advocacy and communications to Federal policymakers and other aviation stakeholders about the concerns and needs of state aviation as part of our […]

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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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