Naples Municipal Airport Earns Fourth Consecutive Recognition for Training Excellence
February 16, 2015
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  • The American Association of Airport Executives recognized Naples Municipal Airport with the ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award for the fourth consecutive year. Ninety-two airports were recognized nationwide for training during 2014.

    The ANTN Digicast system provides on-demand video for federally mandated training and continuing education. More than 300 programs are provided online to train airport employees and tenants on topics including operations, aircraft rescue and firefighting, security, customer service and FAA-required recurrent training. The award signifies that airport employees and others working at the airport have completed a specified amount of training using the system.

    “ANTN Digicast was created for airports of all sizes as a cost-effective, efficient way to help comply with mandated training requirements, and we’re encouraged that so many airports have made it an integral part of their training programs,” said Patrick Raker, senior vice president of AAAE’s Training and Technology Services Department. “The fact that the system tracks training on a per-user basis provides concrete proof to regulators that employees have completed all of their recurrent training requirements.”

    Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world’s largest professional organization for airport executives, representing thousands of airport management personnel. AAAE’s 5,000-plus members represent some 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry.

    Naples Municipal Airport, a certificated air-carrier airport, is home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and other community services.

    During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the airport accommodated 95,120 takeoffs and landings.

    All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants; the airport receives no property tax dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airport’s economic impact to the community at $283.5 million annually.

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