Fly Safe, Fly Quiet Program Recognized at TRB Annual Meeting
In January, the Naples Airport had the opportunity to deliver a presentation on the Fly Safe, Fly Quiet (FSFQ) Program at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) 102nd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The FSFQ Program, which is centered around a voluntary curfew aimed at reducing aircraft-related noise, was recognized as a runner-up for the TRB Communicating Concepts with the Public Award. You can view the FSFQ poster presentation displayed at the TRB conference here.
In addition to the FSFQ presentation, the Naples Airport shared a presentation discussing the lessons learned from the airport’s response to Hurricane Ian at the conference. Some of the lessons shared were:
- Having a hurricane preparedness plan is an essential element to minimizing damage and protecting airport operations.
- Mutual aid between airports and regional organizations is vital.
- Being able to communicate during an emergency is critical. Make sure to upgrade systems for emergency communication and critical facilities.
The conference was a great opportunity to share the airport’s efforts with a national audience and learn from industry experts. The Naples Airport looks forward to applying the knowledge gained from the conference to continue advancing as an airport.
About Naples Airport
Naples Airport is ideally located within minutes of downtown Naples, the Gulf of Mexico and I-75, connecting people to the Paradise Coast through an exceptional airport experience. The airport serviced over 122,000 annual operations in the last fiscal year, while being an engaged, responsive partner to the community. Home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies, and corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses, the airport is also a central location for public services, including fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and other community services. The airport also prides itself on being the hub of emergency staging during natural disasters, like hurricanes and tornadoes, for first responders, lighting, and power crews.
All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or federal and state grants from aviation-related user fees. The airport receives no local tax dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airport’s annual economic impact to the community at $781 million.
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