The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), awarded two separate grants to the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam during their inspection of facilities and FAA funded projects here on Guam.
The first grant awarded $1.25 million for one (1) 3,000 gallon Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle and one (1) Rapid Fire Intervention Vehicle. "This new grant award will modernize our fleet with the 2nd custom manufactured fire truck for the Airport and a rapid intervention vehicle. This comes right after the delivery of our newest Fire Fighting Unit #5 with a 2,500 gallon capacity and a high turret, just commissioned in August 2015, and also funded by the FAA at $900k. Our original firefighting fleet of four (4) units were in operation since 2004, so we are very fortunate to have the support of FAA to modernize our fleet with the latest in fire fighting technology," stated Charles "Chuck" H. Ada II, Executive Manager of the Airport Authority.
The second grant of $2 million is for Noise Mitigation of homes affected by airport operations and experiencing noise levels of 65 decibels and above. "Since the Airport began our "Sound Solutions" program in 2007, over 220 Guam homes have been treated to reduce aircraft related noise impacts inside the home. The $2 million in grant funding is slated to continue mitigation subject to program revisions that the FAA has adopted for noise abatement," stated Chuck Ada. "With the FAA’s investment, the Airport is able to not only be an economic driver of the island, but a responsible neighbor to those affected by airport operations," he continued.
"The Guam Airport is the regional hub of Micronesia, and a leader in regional aviation. We thank FAA for their continued support and look forward to more strides in our development with the support of our federal partner," stated Executive Manager Chuck Ada.
FAA is on Guam for inspection of facilities and FAA funded projects. Pictured Left to Right: Glen Martin, Regional Administrator for the Western-Pacific Region of the Los Angeles Office; Charles "Chuck" H. Ada II, Executive Manager of the A.B Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam and Pedro "Peter" Roy Martinez, Deputy Manager of the Airport Authority.