The Hawaii Department of Transportation will receive $900,000 to improve the runway lighting at the Hana Airport, Senator Daniel K. Inouye and U.S. Representative Mazie K. Hirono announced today.
Hana Airport supports commuter, unscheduled air taxi and general aviation activities on a 119-acre site on the east shore of Maui, about three miles northwest of the town of Hana. The current runway lighting system has reached the end of its useful life and requires rehabilitation to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions.
"These funds will help improve visibility for pilots and airport personnel at the Hana Airport on Maui. The Hana community depends on reliable air service and we must continue to invest in improvements to ensure safe and timely air travel for our residents and visitors," said Senator Inouye.
"Installing new lighting systems at Hana Airport ensures that those who fly in and out of this rural community have access to safe and reliable air service. Whether it's for business or leisure, or to acquire emergency treatment or medical care, this investment not only strengthens our state's transportation system but also supports local jobs," said Congresswoman Hirono, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.