Hushek named to National Business Aviation Association’s Top 40 Under 40
Naples Aviation’s Michael Hushek has been honored by the National Business Aviation Association as a 2020 Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes rising leaders who are driving innovation within the aviation industry. Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, D.C., NBAA is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful.
As FBO manager for Naples Aviation, the fixed-base operator owned and operated by Naples Airport Authority, Hushek oversees a 24/7 operation and staff of 50. He manages day-to-day FBO operations, which include fuel, line and parking services. His 15-year aviation career includes 10 years of FBO management.
“Mike has a proven track record of leadership success and is an integral member of our leadership team,” said Chris Rozansky, executive director of Naples Airport Authority. “With his commitment, passion and experience, our airport and FBO continue to deliver service excellence to our customers, tenants and community.
Naples Aviation, ranked seventh best independent FBO and a top-20 best U.S. FBO by Professional Pilot Magazine, is the only full-service FBO at Naples Airport. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBO saw record aircraft fuel sales for the last fiscal year by selling 8.2 million gallons of fuel, a 1.5% increase from the year prior.
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 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.
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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