Naples prepares to reinstate stage 2 ban
Now that a U.S. District Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) challenging a ban on Stage 2 jets at Florida’s Naples Municipal Airport, the airport is moving ahead to reinstate the ban as quickly as legally possible. To that end, the airport has notified the FAA that it intends to implement the ban effective next March 1, the earliest it can go into effect by law. As required, the FAA has published the notice for comments. All comments were due by October 31. In early August the court granted a summary judgment “with prejudice,” meaning that NBAA and GAMA cannot sue again but can appeal. NBAA did appeal last month but promptly dropped that process to focus on post-September 11 events.