Naples Aviation named 15th best U.S. FBO and 8th best independent FBO
Professional Pilot magazine named Naples Aviation the 15th best fixed-base operator and the 8th best independent FBO in the United States in its annual Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment survey. Naples Aviation moved up seven places this year from 22nd in the 2018 ranking for best U.S. FBO and three places up from 11th best independent FBO.
Operated by Naples Airport Authority, Naples Aviation is the fixed-base operator at Naples Airport that provides fuel, hangar space, parking and other services to private and corporate aircraft and other general aviation operators.
“The PRASE rankings recognize our team’s commitment in providing an exceptional experience for our customers,” said Chris Rozansky, executive director of Naples Airport Authority. “Naples Aviation aspires to exceed expectations every day and we’re grateful the 2019 rankings reflect those efforts.”
Professional Pilot is a monthly business-aviation trade magazine. The magazine’s 46th annual Professional Pilot PRASE Survey is an annual tabulation of customer opinions of aviation ground services. Amongst approximately 3,400 FBOs in the U.S., 32 FBOs were included in the PRASE Survey ranking. Executives in charge of flight departments, aviation managers, chief pilots, pilots, CEOs and other qualified subscribers to Professional Pilot magazine are polled once a year in order to determine the PRASE Winners List. PRASE is the gold standard of aviation ground service leaders.
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 services more than 112,000 annual operations, 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.