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ARFF in Action

ARFF in Action The dedicated firefighters at the ARFF station have been busy recently. On October 24, firefighters from the ARFF responded to an out-of-control fire in the industrial park across from the airport. ARFF personnel joined firefighters from Greater Naples, North Collier and City of Naples Fire Departments to contain the fire that was…

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NBAA Conference Recap

NBAA Conference Recap This month the Naples Aviation team travelled to Orlando for the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)- Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE). The NBAA-BACE is one of the premier events in the business aviation industry and allows the industry to come together to share best practices, celebrate successes and see the…

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NAA Board Meeting

NAA Board Meeting The NAA Board of Commissioners will be hosting its regular meeting on Thursday, November 17 at 8:30 AM at City Hall. The agenda will include: Updates on Airport construction and maintenance projects Issues and actions related to Hurricane Ian Considerations for federal lobbying efforts Opportunities for public comment Tenants and customers are…

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From Rendering to Reality

From Rendering to Reality Our new General Aviation Terminal is complete after a yearlong $8 million renovation process. The terminal, which originally opened in 1992, features an upgraded lobby, expanded passenger lounge, a marketplace, exterior canopies, upgraded office space and pilots’ lounges designed by Schenkel Shultz Architecture and constructed by Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. Upon entering the…

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Robert Patten Burns and Terrence Cavanaugh Appointed to Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners

Robert Patten Burns and Terrence Cavanaugh Appointed to Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners Donna Messer and Michael Lenhard complete terms NAPLES, Fla. – The Naples City Council has appointed Robert Patten Burns and Terrence Cavanaugh to the Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. Burns and Cavanaugh replace Commissioners Donna Messer and Michael Lenhard, whose…

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Naples Airport Authority Executive Appointed to Lead Florida Airports Council

Naples Airport Authority Executive Appointed to Lead Florida Airports Council Kerry Keith, the Senior Director of Development at the Naples Airport Authority (NAA) has been elected as the 2022-2023 Chairman of the Florida Airports Council (FAC). The FAC is the official association of public airports in Florida and the professionals who operate them. It is…

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Naples Airport Awarded The 2022 FAC J. Bryan Cooper Environmental and Vision Awards

Naples Airport Awarded The 2022 FAC J. Bryan Cooper Environmental and Vision Awards The Naples Airport Authority (NAA) has been awarded the 2022 Florida Airports Council (FAC) J. Bryan Cooper Environmental Award for its Comprehensive Wildlife Management Program while NAA Executive Director Chris Rozansky was honored with the FAC Vision Award. Each year the FAC…

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SMS Messaging

SMS Messaging   Safety remains the top priority for everyone at the Naples Airport Authority, which is why the Safety Management System (SMS) Plan is being implemented. As a reminder, the SMS outlines the airport’s safety policies and procedures. A fundamental component of the SMS is the collection of safety-related data that can be used…

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Naples Airport Authority Awarded FAA Southern Region Safety Award

Naples Airport Authority Awarded FAA Southern Region Safety Award   The Naples Airport Authority (NAA) has been awarded The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern Region Airports Division Safety Award for its Comprehensive Wildlife Management Program. Each year the FAA Southern Region recognizes a general aviation airport that has taken actions, instituted programs, or otherwise operated…

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Naples Airport Authority Executive Director Addresses Congress

Naples Airport Authority Executive Director Addresses Congress   Naples Airport Authority (NAA) Executive director Chris Rozansky appeared before the US House Subcommittee on Aviation on Wednesday July 13, 2022, to discuss the state of the general aviation industry from the perspective of a general aviation (GA) airport operator. Representing the more than 4,400 general aviation…

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NAACP Event Recap

NAACP Event Recap   NAACP of Collier County VP Barbara Melvin, Chief Stephanie Spell from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Collier County Commissioner Rick LoCastro, Chris Rozansky, NAA Commissioner Donna Messer, and Col. Phil Messer, USMC (Ret.) gathered on Tuesday, June 28 to honor some deserving students. Congratulations to Ayden Abreu, Jay Athouriste, Daniel Dean,…

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Airfield Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

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…

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The Naples Airport Authority Launches a Live Flight Tracking System for Public Use

The Naples Airport Authority Launches a Live Flight Tracking System for Public Use — Fun and Informative Tool Increases Understanding About Aircraft Arrivals, Departures and Overflights — The Naples Airport Authority (NAA) is pleased to announce the addition of a new flight tracking system to its website. Available for public use, flight tracking allows users…

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The Naples Airport Authority Continues its Commitment to Reduce Nighttime Noise

The Naples Airport Authority Continues its Commitment to Reduce Nighttime Noise The Naples Airport Authority is taking bold steps to improve compliance with the airport’s voluntary curfew and reduce aircraft noise in our community. Beginning May 1st, there will be no aircraft fueling provided between 9:30 PM and 6:30 AM. The only exceptions will be…

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Naples Airport Authority Announces New Chair and Vice Chair of Board of Commissioners

Naples Airport Authority Announces New Chair and Vice Chair of Board of Commissioners The Naples Airport Authority is pleased to announce the new Chair and Vice Chair of its Board of Commissioners for 2022. Kerry Dustin will serve as the Chair while Rick Ruppert will serve as the Vice Chair. Since joining the NAA Board in 2018, Dustin…

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The NAA Welcomes Two New Members to Serve on Public Advisory Committees

The NAA Welcomes Two New Members to Serve on Public Advisory Committees — Lawrence Bennell Joins the Noise Compatibility Committee and Michael Bingaman Joins the Technical Advisory Committee — The Naples Airport Authority is pleased to announce two new advisory committee members. The NAA Board of Commissioners selected Lawrence Bennell to represent the airport’s southwest…

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Connecting with our Community at Two Recent Part 150 Study Meetings

Connecting with our Community atTwo Recent Part 150 Study Meetings The Naples Airport Authority is conducting a federal Part 150 Noise Study to evaluate the impacts of aircraft noise exposure and identify potential noise compatibility measures. Two recent public meetings allowed NAA staff to connect with our community and receive feedback on the Part 150…

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The NAA Announces New Director of FBO Services and Director of Operations and Maintenance

The NAA Welcomes New Director of FBO Services and Director of Operations and Maintenance   The Naples Airport Authority is continuing to expand its leadership team with a new Director of FBO Services and a new Director of Operations and Maintenance. Byron Gray was named the new Director of FBO Services for Naples Aviation, the airport’s…

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Please Help the Naples Airport Authority Be a Good Neighbor

Please Help the Naples Airport Authority Be a Good Neighbor With increased travel and airplane traffic come more late-night and early-morning flights. Whenever possible, the Naples Airport Authority asks that pilots and passengers observe our voluntary quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The NAA recommends planning for arrival no later than 9:30 p.m.…

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Anthony Gamboa is the Employee of the Quarter for the Naples Airport Authority

Anthony Gamboa is the Employee of the Quarter for the Naples Airport Authority   It’s been one year since Information Systems Manager Anthony Gamboa joined the Naples Airport Authority, and his contributions have made an instant impact throughout the entire organization. For his efforts, Gamboa was recognized as Employee of the Quarter at the NAA Board…

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Naples Airport Joins Paradise Coast Trail Community Celebration

Naples Airport Joins Paradise Coast Trail Community Celebration — Family-Friendly Event Previews a Healthier Lifestyle for Naples Residents — The Naples Airport was a proud sponsor of the Paradise Coast Trail Community Celebration held at Baker Park on February 5. The beautiful spring afternoon provided ideal conditions for the Naples Pathways Coalition to update the community on the progress…

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Please Join the NAA Team for “Plane Talk” on Wednesday, February 23, from 9 – 11 a.m.

Please Join the NAA Team for “Plane Talk” on Wednesday, February 23, from 9 – 11 a.m. Click to see the Plane Talk Informational Flyer The Naples Airport Authority invites the public and tenants to join “Plane Talk,” an informal gathering that provides an opportunity to talk about aviation in general, to learn more about the benefits and…

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Recognizing James Rideoutte Upon His Retirement from the NAA Board of Commissioners

Recognizing James Rideoutte Upon His Retirement from the NAA Board of Commissioners Naples Airport Authority (NAA) Chair Michael Lenhard recognized Commissioner James Rideoutte for his years of service to the airport and the community at the December NAA Board of Commissioners meeting. On behalf of all airport staff, Chair Lenhard thanked Commissioner Rideoutte and wished…

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Rita Cuddihy and Kerry Dustin Appointed to the Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners

Rita Cuddihy and Kerry Dustin Appointed to the Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners   The Naples Airport Authority is pleased to announce the addition of Rita Cuddihy and the reappointment of Kerry Dustin to the Board of Commissioners. Cuddihy is retired from a vibrant career in travel and hospitality and was sworn in at…

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Jeff Gifford Recognized by Board of Commissioners as the NAA’s Employee of the Year

Jeff Gifford Recognized by Board of Commissioners as the NAA’s Employee of the Year   Longtime Naples Airport Ramp Assistant Jeff Gifford was named the NAA’s Employee of the Year at the December Board of Commissioners meeting. Board Chair Michael Lenhard commented on how Gifford prioritizes safety, while maintaining a calm demeanor and friendly attitude.…

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Naples Aviation Resumes Operations from the Newly Remodeled General Aviation Terminal

Naples Aviation Resumes Operations from the Newly Remodeled General Aviation Terminal   The Naples Airport Authority (NAA) is pleased to announce that the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) first floor renovation is nearly complete. Naples Aviation (FBO) began operating from the remodeled GAT on November 18, and offers a full complement of aircraft fuel, parking and…

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Chris Rozansky, Executive Director of the NAA, Shares Community Benefits of the Naples Airport in “Movers and Shapers” Podcast

Chris Rozansky, Executive Director of the NAA, Shares Community Benefits of the Naples Airport in “Movers and Shapers” Podcast Chris Rozansky, Executive Director of the NAA, was interviewed about the benefits of the Naples Airport in the locally produced “Movers and Shapers” podcast. Hosted by the 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District’s Executive Director Bruce Barone,…

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Lesley Mahoney Named as Employee of the Quarter for the Naples Airport Authority

Lesley Mahoney Named as Employee of the Quarter for the Naples Airport Authority — Recognized at Board of Commissioners Meeting — It didn’t take long for the Naples Airport Authority employee Lesley Mahoney’s skills and talents to be recognized. Hired in August 2020 to support the Human Resources (HR) team in a temporary role, Lesley was chosen to…

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Sharing the Christmas Spirit, One Box at a Time: Operation Christmas Child

Sharing the Christmas Spirit, One Box at a Time — Naples Airport is a Collection Site for “Operation Christmas Child” —   Naples Airport is pleased to be a collection site for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. This annual program unites us globally in aiding and organizing the distribution of millions of gift-filled…

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Diving Into Dumpster Do’s and Don’ts: Help Keep the Airfield Clean

Diving Into Dumpster Do’s and Don’ts — Keeping the Airfield Clean and Debris-Free is Everyone’s Responsibility —   The NAA offers dumpster enclosure areas on the airfield for our tenants’ convenience. Keeping these trash disposal areas clean and accessible for all is important to maintain a FOD- and wildlife-free environment, and a safe airport operation.…

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Naples Airport Authority and City of Naples Workshop on September 29, 2021

Naples Airport Authority and City of Naples Workshop on September 29, 2021 — Part 150 Noise and Master Plan Studies — The Naples Airport Authority (NAA) continues to work with local, state and federal stakeholders on two planning studies — Part 150 Noise and Master Plan — intended to both provide an airport that meets the community’s…

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Making Progress on the General Aviation Terminal Renovation

Making Progress on the General Aviation Terminal Renovation The Naples Airport’s General Aviation Terminal remodel project continues to progress on time and on budget. The Naples Airport Authority and its partners have been temporarily relocated to other parts of the airport, and contractors Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. have been hard at work since late May. Change is happening…

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Bill Swineheart Recognized by Board of Commissioners
 as the NAA’s Employee of the Quarter

Bill Swineheart Recognized by Board of Commissioners as the NAA’s Employee of the Quarter The Naples Airport Authority prioritizes delivering service excellence to our customers. Bill Swineheart, a Line Technician at Naples Aviation, consistently goes above and beyond to help the airport meet this goal and this is the reason he was recognized as the…

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Safety Awareness: Laser Strikes

Safety Awareness: Laser Strikes Laser strikes against pilots hit an all time high in 2020, even with the overall decrease in air traffic operations. In 2020, pilots reported 6,852 laser strikes to The Federal Aviation Administration. This is a substantial increase over the 6,136 laser strikes reported in 2019, and is the highest number reported…

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Naples Airport fire station recognized with best airport project award

Naples Airport fire station recognized with best airport project award The Naples Airport Authority is proud to announce that its new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting station was awarded the General Aviation Project of the Year by the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives. SEC-AAAE presents this award annually to a deserving…

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Collier County EMS MedFlight

Collier County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) commemorated the launch of their new MedFlight helicopter on Thursday, March 18. Collier County EMS MedFlight headquarters located at the Naples Airport. The brand-new Airbus H135T3H helicopter is here to help serve our community and is designated as MedFlight1. The previous aircraft will continue to assist as a spare,…

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Naples Airport Authority recognizes the contribution of Robinson Aviation and the Naples Air Traffic Control Tower

Naples Airport Authority recognizes the contribution of Robinson Aviation and the Naples Air Traffic Control Tower   The Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing the outstanding contributions of Robinson Aviation Inc. in staffing the Naples Air Traffic Control Tower. COVID-19 has had profound impacts on the aviation industry and those…

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CDC Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test for International Arrivals

CDC Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test for International Arrivals Effective January 26, 2021 the CDC has issued an order requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test for all passengers arriving to the United States (including those arriving the Naples Airport Customs User Fee Facility) from any international destination including commercial, private or charter. The order applies to…

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Naples Airport Authority recently launched RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) Fridays to honor and remember military personnel currently serving overseas.

Naples Airport Authority honors deployed service members with RED Fridays

Naples Airport Authority honors deployed service members with RED Fridays   The Naples Airport Authority recently launched its RED Friday program to honor currently deployed U.S. service members. Internationally, RED stands for Remember Everyone Deployed and is the NAA’s way of honoring and remembering those currently deployed and standing in solidarity with their families. All…

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