Airfield Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
Preventing runway incursions is one of the highest priorities for the Naples Airport Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration. Defined as “the incorrect presence of a vehicle, person, or aircraft on the protected area of a surface designated for aircraft landings and take-offs”, runway incursions present a serious risk to the safety and security of aircraft and their occupants.
As a reminder, airfield safety is everyone’s responsibility, and tenant pilots must escort and monitor their passengers at all times while in the airport movement area.
The Naples Airport is a complex and busy operation, and this language contained in the NAA’s security badge application is an important reminder:
- At all times, vehicles and pedestrians shall remain clear of all runways, taxiways, and safety areas.
- Vehicles and pedestrians may not enter any runway, taxiway, or safety area without proper escort by certified personnel. Please be aware of your location at all times and limit the amount of driving or walking you must do to an absolute minimum.
The image above shows the NAA’s movement (runways and taxiways) and non-movement areas, and tenants are reminded that movement area access is only permitted with authorization from the tower or while under escort by NAA personnel.
If a pilot or other based tenant has the need to retrieve an item on a taxiway or runway that may have fallen from an operating aircraft, please contact Airport Operations at 239-860-3122 or the Naples Aviation FBO at 239-643-0404. An authorized NAA staff member will respond immediately to inspect and retrieve any potential item from the movement area.