4 Oct 2007

American Samoa and FAA agree on airport tower deal

6:24 pm on 4 October 2007

American Samoa Governor, Togiola Tulafono, has agreed to a deal with the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, for the construction of an air traffic control tower at Pago Pago International Airport.

Both sides have come to an agreement over the use of two million US dollars set aside by Congress in 2005 for the airport tower.

Sources says the agreement provides specific timeframes for the use of the money and its purposes.

The agreement also requires the FAA to provide training for local air traffic controllers.