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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, August 26, 2001

Additional airport work

 •  Hilo airport noise solution questioned

By Scott Ishikawa
Advertiser Transportation Writer

Along with noise abatement measures, the state has proposed other improvements for Hilo International Airport.

• A new cargo building would be located closer to the main terminal. The 62,835-square-foot facility would be intended for use by federal and state inspection agencies, Aloha Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and freight companies. The $14.8 million project is scheduled to start in 2002.

• To make way for the new cargo building, the airport's helicopter facility would be temporarily relocated to the east end of the area. A permanent helicopter facility proposed for the southwest corner of the airport would include two takeoff/landing points, 18 helicopter parking positions and lease lots for passenger lounge and office and hangar facilities.

• Improvements to the general aviation facilities at the west end of the airport. The project would include a new hangar building, an aircraft wash rack and lease lots.

• Enlarging the terminal parking lot to add another 150 stalls for employee and rental car parking.