Naples Airport Authority to hold Part 150 Noise Study open houses Feb. 11 and 12
Naples Airport Authority invites the public to attend three upcoming open houses for its Part 150 Noise and Land Use Compatibility Study.
The first open house will take place Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Baker Park Sugden-Gomez Center, located at 100 Riverside Circle.
The second and third open houses will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12. The 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. open house will be held at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. The 6 to 8 p.m. open house will be held at Lorenzo Walker Technical College, 3702 Estey Ave.
The open houses will be hosted by NAA representatives and Environmental Science Associates, the consultant contracted by NAA to complete the Part 150 Noise Study. All interested members of the public are encouraged to attend this event, which is the first of several to be held during the two-and-a-half-year study.
The Noise and Land Use Compatibility Study provides a structured approach for airport operators, pilots, neighboring communities, and the FAA to evaluate opportunities to address community concerns regarding noise exposure while preserving safety and operational capabilities of the airport. The last FAA-approved Part 150 Noise Study was completed more than 20 years ago (1997). An update was prepared in 2010, but was not submitted to the FAA for approval since it would not have resulted in meaningful reductions in noise exposure. More information on the NAA’s Part 150 Noise Study can be found online at www.FlyNaples.com/part-150-noise-study/.
Naples Airport is ideally located within minutes of downtown Naples, the Gulf of Mexico and I-75, connecting people to the Paradise Coast through an exceptional airport experience. The airport serviced 112,800 annual operations in the last fiscal year, while being an engaged, responsive partner to the community. Home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies, and corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses, the airport is also a central location for public services, including fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and other community services.
All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or federal and state grants from aviation-related user fees. The airport receives no local tax dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airport’s annual economic impact to the community at more than $440 million.
For more information or to subscribe to email updates from the airport, visit www.FlyNaples.com.