GIAA showcasing $120M in federal funds
by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Guam International Airport Authority will be showcasing what it has done with $120 million in federal funding when Federal Aviation Associate administrator for airports Christa Fornarotto visits this week. Airport executive manager Chuck Ada says GIAA has received the lion's share of FAA federal discretionary funding in the Western Pacific.
"There's about $120 million worth of projects and that's going back since 2008," said Ada. "Those are the projects from the airport expansion, lighting system, the ramp aprons to even some of the projects to fund the Tiyan Parkway. It's a slew of federal money that we've been able to receive again the lion share within the region."
Fornarotto and other officials from the FAA's Pacific and Regional Office are also expected to make the visit later this week. Meanwhile, the airport recently underwent an FAA inspection and fared quite well. Ada says there were five minor discrepancies that included some issues with lighting and making a few minor changes to the airport certification manual.