Funding for construction of new aircraft rescue and firefighting building
HAGÅTÑA, Guam—Guam’s Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport has been awarded a new $15,967,572 federal grant by the Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
This more than $15.9 million federal funding award will allow the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority to construct a new aircraft rescue and firefighting building, to improve safety and rescue capabilities at the airport.
This multimillion dollar federal award is on top of $3.5 million awarded to Airport Authority in September 2017 and another $5 million federal grant in September 2016, which funded the building project’s design phase.
Guam’s only civilian airport serves some 3.6 million travelers each year, according to the most recent figures.
Groundbreaking for the building construction is expected to begin later this fall.
Each year, Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) works in the U.S. Congress to secure millions in federal funding to support civilian infrastructure projects on Guam, like capital improvement projects at the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport.
“I am thrilled to see more than $15.9 million in new federal funding come to the Guam International Airport for construction of the new aircraft rescue and firefighting building. This much-needed federal funding supports the capital improvement projects underway at our airport to better serve Guam residents and visitors alike and keep us all safe,” said Bordallo. “I congratulate executive manager Chuck Ada and the entire GIAA leadership team on this multi-million federal award and their ongoing work to make Guam International a word-class airport and travel destination.” (PR)