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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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KAPF Flight Tracking

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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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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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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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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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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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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Naples Airport General Aviation Terminal remodel underway

Naples Airport General Aviation Terminal remodel underway The Naples Airport Authority has begun undertaking an extensive remodel of the General Aviation Terminal at the Naples Airport to enhance the customer experience, as well as first impressions of the community for visitors and returning residents upon landing in Naples. Work on the terminal starts May 31.…

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Naples Aviation named 19th best U.S. FBO and 8th best independent FBO

Naples Aviation named 19th best U.S. FBO and 8th best independent FBO Professional Pilot Magazine named Naples Aviation the 19th best fixed-base operator (FBO) and the 8th best independent FBO in the United States in its annual Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey. For eight consecutive years, Naples Aviation has been recognized as…

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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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Federal mask mandate remains in effect at Naples Airport

Federal mask mandate remains in effect at Naples Airport The federal mask mandate requiring the traveling public to wear face masks or coverings in transportation settings, including Naples Airport, has been extended by the Transportation Security Administration.  The initial face mask requirement went into effect Feb. 1 with an expiration date of May 11. On…

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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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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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Naples Airport Authority awarded 15th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Naples Airport Authority awarded 15th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting   Naples Airport Authority has been honored with its 15th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year…

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Rick Ruppert Appointed to Naples Airport Authority Board

Rick Ruppert Appointed to Naples Airport Authority Board   The Naples City Council appointed Richard “Rick” Ruppert to the City of Naples Airport Authority board of commissioners. The board is comprised of five citizen volunteers who are appointed to four-year terms to govern the Airport Authority. Ruppert replaces outgoing Commissioner Ted Brousseau. Ruppert retired with…

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Naples Airport Authority and City of Naples Fire-Rescue Department celebrate grand opening for new fire station

Naples Airport Authority and City of Naples Fire-Rescue Department celebrate grand opening for new fire station   The Naples Airport Authority and the City of Naples Fire-Rescue Department celebrated the grand opening of the new Naples Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Station/City of Naples Fire Station #3 with a hose uncoupling. The event included…

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Naples Airport achieves industry standard Safety 1st Clean certification

Naples Airport achieves industry standard Safety 1st Clean certification   The Naples Airport has met all requirements for Safety 1st Clean certification by the National Air Transportation Association. The NATA’s Safety 1st Clean certification represents the Naples Airport Authority’s continued commitment to ensuring the safest possible environment for our employees and customers. The certification ensures…

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Naples Airport Authority celebrates 50th anniversary with retrospective event

Naples Airport Authority held a commemorative retrospective event to kickoff celebrations for its 50th anniversary as a government agency charged with the operation, development and improvement of Naples Airport. NAA commissioners, employees, airport tenants, and past and present Noise Compatibility Committee members attended a retrospective event in the general aviation lobby, featuring a special commemorative…

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Matt Hagans, Tom Montgomery, Chris Rozansky

Naples Airport Authority hosts Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Business After Five

Naples Airport Authority hosts Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Business After Five   Naples Airport Authority hosted 75 business professionals during The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Five networking event at the airport’s Commercial Airline Terminal. During the evening, Airport Authority staff shared information about the airport’s recently launched master plan update. The…

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Naples Airport finance staff CAFR presentation

Naples Airport Authority awarded 12th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Naples Airport Authority awarded 12th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting   Naples Airport Authority has been honored with its 12th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2016-2017.…

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