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 for public services such as Collier Mosquito Control District, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Collier County Med Flight, etc.
As overall air traffic at the airport has increased, the number of operations during the 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM voluntary curfew timeframe has increased by approximately 40%. Many of the noise comments received by the airport have been related to these nighttime flights. Limiting fueling to these timeframes is intended to discourage flights during voluntary curfew hours.
“These steps further demonstrate our commitment to being responsive to community concerns” said Chris Rozansky, Naples Airport Authority Executive Director. “Although the airport must remain open 24 hours per day, we hope that more aircraft operators will help us to be good neighbors by observing the voluntary quiet hours.” The Naples Airport Authority has also implemented several other proactive initiatives to address noise concerns. The airport is providing pilots and passengers with curfew and noise information, is adding curfew language to leases and contracts, and recently added live flight tracking to its website, flynaples.com. The airport has also begun publishing the top-10 curfew violators for the year-to-date and current month on the website homepage, www.FlyNaples.com.