Holland reelected to lead Naples Airport Authority Noise Compatibility Committee
The Naples Airport Authority’s Noise Compatibility Committee reelected Cliff Holland as chair and Chris Auron as vice-chair for 2021.
Retired after 37 years of employment with Johnson & Johnson, Holland served as corporate vice president, responsible for worldwide government affairs and policy organization. He has been a Naples resident since 2014 and is serving his second term in the city-at-large position on the NCC.
A Naples resident since 2011, Auron is a senior software engineer and project manager at Prognos, a health care artificial intelligence company based in New York. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years and later in the Arizona Army National Guard. Appointed to the NCC in March 2019, he represents the geographic area northwest of the airport.
The NCC is comprised of nine citizens and volunteers who help monitor the impact of aircraft noise and makes recommendations about noise-mitigation procedures for consideration by the City of Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. The members serve as volunteer representatives of the Collier County Commission, Naples City Council, general aviation pilots and six geographic areas surrounding the airport.
The NAA and NCC launched the “Please Fly Safe Fly Quiet” campaign in 2012 to encourage pilots and aircraft operators to do all they can to minimize aircraft noise. The campaign encourages pilots to observe the airport’s recommended 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. quiet hours, which currently has 98.5% compliance.
The NCC also adopted their calendar for 2021, which includes meetings on Jan. 28, May 4 and Nov. 4.
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 104,479 annual operations in the last fiscal year, while being an engaged, responsive partner to the community. Home to a number of aviation related 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.
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 more than $440 million.
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