The City of Naples Airport Authority (NAA) is undertaking a 14 CFR Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Planning Study Update (Part 150 Noise Study) to evaluate opportunities to improve the compatibility of Naples Airport (APF) with the surrounding communities. 14 CFR Part 150 is a process that includes the development of Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs) and preparation of a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) with the overall goal of improving compatibility between airports and their surrounding communities.
The first Part 150 at APF was completed in 1987 (approved by the FAA in 1989). The most recent approved Part 150 Noise Study for APF was completed in 1997. The 1997 NCP included six operational, four land use measures, and five program measures for improving compatibility. An update was initiated in 2010; however, the study findings determined that there was no basis for modifying the 1997 NCP, as no new measures were identified that would offer improved noise compatibility.
The Part 150 Noise Study now being initiated will be based on actual real-world operational data and will reflect the current operational characteristics at APF. The NAA’s goals are to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acceptance of the NEMs and approval of the NCP, which will include noise mitigation and abatement measures that address noncompatible land uses, while preserving safety and the operational capabilities of the Airport. NAA is also committed to conducting an extensive public outreach process that exceeds federal requirements.