Additional airport work
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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.