2010-2017

Posted on Oct 13, 2017 in Chronology

CHRONOLOGY OF AVIATION IN HAWAII

2010

Hawaiian Airlines plane from Portland was diverted back after a hour and a half into the flight.  A suspicious passenger made threatening remarks and two F-15s had to then escort the flight as a precaution.

2010

Hawaiian Airlines introduces the first of 27 new Aribus A330 abd A350 to their fleet.

2010

Transair offers daytime cargo services.

2010

NASA partners with Hawaii on Space exploration.  They will collaborate in a variety of activities involving small satellite development, advanced aviation, space exploration, education, and science.

2010

Air Force celebrates 100 years of aviation.

2011

WestJet adds Boeing 757 to fleet for Hawaii.

2011

Hawaiian Airlines announced it would launch daily nonstop service from Honolulu to New York.

2011

Alaska announces service to Lihue, Kauai.  This is the 4th nonstop destination from Oakland, California.

2012

Island Air leases 5 ATR 42s to expand their fleet.

2012

Hawaii state purchases new unmanned UAV from federal grant to increase security.  The FAA quickly advised that flying an unmanned aircraft around air traffic is a grave threat to safety.  The state is now attempting to sell the unused UAV.

2012

Island Air introduces new pineapple color scheme.

2012

Lanai Airport gains an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station and is now in compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA).

2012 

Sections of Kala Road on Maui will be permanently closed.

2012 

Airports at Kahului, Kapalua, Lihue, Hilo, and Kona are increasing parking fees.

2012 

Kahului airport proposes improvements the the runway 2-20.

2012 

Kahului Airport Security adds three new lanes to its current (six) lanes.

2012 

11 new firefighters graduate from Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety.

2012 

Kahului conducts triennial emergency response exercise.

2013 

Lihue Airport conducts triennial emergency response exercise.

2013

HNL begins modernization of airport.  It also features a new Aloha Air Cargo facility.

2013

Hilo constructs new modern cargo building and light industrial facility.

2013

Kona receives new Air Traffic Control Tower and new Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) station.

2013

Airports go green; saving an average of $518 Million over the next 20 years.

2014

New exhibit “Celebrating Our Local Heroes” is dedicated at HNL honoring the late US Senator Daniel K. Inouye and the late sport legend Wally Yonamine.

2014

Taxiway construction begins at Kahului Airport.

2014

6 Hawaii Winners of the 2014 International Aviation Art Contest are honored at ceremony at HNL.

2014

HNL street cellphone waiting lot is relocated 1/4 mile in the Diamond Head direction.

2014

Kona airport receives new Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) station.

2014

Lihue debuts new bar in main lobby.

2014

Keaukaha annual tsunami disaster exercise scheduled at Hilo Airport.

2014

Kona conducts triennial emergency response exercise.

2014

New transportation deputy directors appointed of airports and highways divisions.

2014

A 15 year old boy stows away and survives in a Hawaiian airlines plane from California to Hawaii.  He positioned himself inside the small crevice of the wheel well of the plane.  Experts say they are astounded he survived.  No criminal charges were filed.

2014

A United Airlines and US Airways plane have a close encounter mid flight north east of Hawaii.  After the miscommunication, security procedures were induced and the possible collision was avoided.

2014

Island Air CEO Paul Casey steps down and is replaced by David Pflieger.

2014

Allegiant drops flights between Hawaii and Bellingham.

2015

Groundbreaking for new ARFF station on Hilo.

2015

Public viewing of the Solar Impulse 2 at Kalaeloa Airport.

2015

New car rental facility opening at HNL.

2015

New parking rates at state airports.

2015

HDOT Airports Division imporoves bond ratings.

2015

HDOT offers workshop for women seeing airport fire fighting careers.

2015

1,400 photovoltaic solar panels were installed on The Pacific Aviation Museum roof.  It is expected for this to save the museum $300,000 a year in electrical costs.

2015

Aviation performance by the Blue Angels and other acts hosted at Kaneohe Bay.

2015

Hawaii Army National Guard Unit receives army aviation unit of the year award.

2016

Live fire training begins in Kona.

2016

Public Viewing of Historic Solar Impulse 2.

2016

Construction begins of new earth friendly facility at Kahului Airport.

2016

International travelers see 45% reduction in processing times becasue of new automated passport control kiosks.

2016

HDOT Airports Division celebrated the opening of the new Kahului Airport Access Road.

2016

HDOT opens new Hilo ARFF station.

2016

Emergency training exercise scheduled for Hilo International Airport.

2016

New exhibit honoring World War II veterans unveiled at HNL.

2016

Virgin America merges with Alaska Airlines.

2016

Hawaiian airlines makes emergency landing after e-cigarette burns two bags in cargo bay.

2017

Annual fire training exercises begin at Kona International Airport.

2017

New works of art by distinguished local artists displayed at HNL.

2017

Construction begins on terminal modernization project at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole.

2017

HDOT cuts usage in half at Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, &Kauai airports with improved lighting and photovoltaic systems.

2017

Hawaii’s biggest airport officially renamed Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

2017

Hilo International Airport (ITO) receives outstanding airport award from Federal Aviation Administration(FAA).

2017

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport emergency power facility is full operation.

2017

Hawaii airport conrac projects receive strong bond rating in response to positive presentation by HDOT leadership.

2017

HDOT fire chiefs receive patriot award from the employer support of the guard and reserve.

2017

Rental car return route modified to continue construction of new facility at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

2017

HDOT is in compliance with environmental regulations and comments on earthjustice’s lawsuit alleging violations.

2017

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport hosts triennial aircraft disaster exercise.

2017

Hawaii Airport Division receives upgraded bond rating from fitch ratings.

2017

New China Airlines aircraft begins service to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

2017

Kona International Airport at Keahole hosts triennial aircraft exercise.