Naples Airport Authority Defers Enforcement of Recent Stage 2 Aircraft Ban

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, February 8, 2001 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) learned that Naples Airport Authority has deferred enforcement of the Stage 2 restriction pending further discussions with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Association noted that the deferred enforcement of the ban is only temporary and gives the Naples Airport Authority time to respond to FAA concerns about the existing Stage 2 ban.

We are watching the situation very closely,” said NBAA President Jack Olcott. “We hope that the process in which the Naples Airport Authority and the FAA currently are engaged will lead to more reasonable airport access. NBAA is very willing to be helpful to both the Naples Airport Authority and the FAA as these deliberations progress.

NBAA Members operating Stage 2 aircraft at Naples Municipal Airport continue to adhere to existing noise abatement procedures and continue to apply “best practices” in their operating procedures.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of over 6,400 companies which own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.