Naples Aviation Named 13th Best U.S. FBO and 7th Best Independent FBO
NAPLES, Fla. – Professional Pilot Magazine named Naples Aviation the 13th best fixed-base operator (FBO) and the 7th best independent FBO in the United States in its annual Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey. This marks the ninth straight year that the Naples Airport was recognized as one of the top 25 FBO’s out of nearly 3,700 in the US.
Operated by the Naples Airport Authority, Naples Aviation is the sole fixed-base operator at the Naples Airport that provides fuel and related ground services to private aircraft and other general aviation operators.
“We are grateful to our tenants and customers for their continued support.” said Chris Rozansky, Executive Director of the Naples Airport Authority. “As the first and last impression of Naples for our residents and visitors, Naples Aviation staff work tirelessly to provide an experience that exceeds what our customers expect from our community.”
Professional Pilot is a monthly business-aviation trade magazine. The magazine’s 50th annual Professional Pilot PRASE Survey is an annual tabulation of customer opinions of aviation ground services. Executives in charge of flight departments, aviation managers, chief pilots, pilots, CEOs and other qualified subscribers to Professional Pilot magazine are polled once a year in order to determine the PRASE Winners List. PRASE is the gold standard of aviation ground service leaders.
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.
For more information or to subscribe to email updates from the airport, visit www.FlyNaples.com