News Listings for Naples Municipal

  • DayJet continues network expansion

    News | 14 Jan 2008 10:40 | Jeffrey Decker

    US air taxi operator DayJet has expanded its network to include Savannah, Georgia, and Naples, Florida. Passengers can...
  • New York seeks quieter Teterboro

    News | 04 Jul 2005 23:00

    Noise-reduction proposals at East Coast airport include ban on Stage 2 jets and large business aircraft
  • US court supports Florida airport’s Stage 2 ban

    News | 13 Jun 2005 23:00

    <P>A US appeals court has upheld the ban on Stage 2 jets at Naples municipal airport in Florida. The ban was opposed by the US Federal Aviation Administration as being “unreasonable”, a view supported by industry associations fearing a proliferation of restrictions on older aircraft.</P> <P>In its 6 June ruling, the court said the airport authority “introduced ample evidence – much of which went rebutted – demonstrating that the Stage 2 ban was justified”. </P> <P>The ruling enables the Naples airport authority to receive $3.2 million in federal funding withheld by the FAA.</P> <P>The first US airport to ban Stage 2 aircraft under 34,000kg (75,000lb), Naples began enforcing the prohibition in March 2002. In August 2003, the FAA decided the ban violated Naples’s obligation, as a recipient of federal grants, to make the airport available for public use on reasonable terms.</P> <P>Although the appeals court decided in favour of the ban, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA
  • A stage too far

    News | 29 Sep 2003 23:00

    <p>PAUL SEIDENMAN / SAN FRANCISCO</p> <p>More US airports are moving to ban noisy business aircraft. Is hushkitting the answer, or is retirement the only solution for older models?</p> <p>Many US airports could be following the European example and banning or restricting business jets that do not meet Stage 3 noise standards. Already, two high-profile cases concerning total bans on Stage 2 business jets are pending in the USA. They involve Naples Municipal Airport in Florida, which began to enforce its ban in March 2002; and Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport, which wants to impose a Stage 2 ban.</p> <p>Under the Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA) of 1990, the USA barred non-Stage 3 aircraft with maximum take-off weights of more than 34,000kg (75,000lb) from its airspace as of 1 January 2000. ANCA exempted most business jets, but allowed airports to restrict or bar non-Stage 3 aircraft under 34,000kg providing certain procedures were followed.</p> <p>While ANCA "grandfathered" any
  • Van Nuys asks court to enforce Stage 2 ruling

    News | 14 Jul 2003 23:00

    <p>GRAHAM WARWICK / WASHINGTON DC</p> <p>Californian airport accuses Pacific Jet in row over breach of business jet restrictions</p> <p>California's Van Nuys Airport has launched its first legal action under a controversial rule restricting operations of Stage 2 business jets. The lawsuit accuses charter company Pacific Jet of violating a non-addition rule designed to prevent operators based at the airport from adding Stage 2 aircraft.</p> <p>While Stage 2 airliners are banned in the USA, Stage 2 business jets under 34,000kg (75,000lb) gross weight can continue to fly, but more airports are seeking ways to ban or restrict their operation. The US National Business Aviation Association is appealing against a Stage 2 ban at Florida's Naples Municipal Airport and is trying to stave off Congressional action that would allow Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport to ban Stage 2 business jets. </p> <p>Aviation groups challenged Van Nuys' non-addition rule, but lost in 2001 and the regulation took
  • NBAA shifts focus

    News | 06 Nov 2001 00:00

    <p>The National Business Aviation Association has reversed its decision to appeal against the ban on stage two business jets operating from Naples Municipal Airport in Florida. The organisation says that while it still considers the ban to be illegal, the events of 11 September have shifted its focus.</p>