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Facility at Naples Jet Center Hangar “Wounded” by Hurricane Irma

Naples Jet Center, a fixed-base operator and maintenance provider at Naples Municipal Airport, announced that one of their storage hangars sustained extensive damage on Sunday due to Hurricane Irma. The hurricane ripped off the hangar doors and metal siding from one of the Jet Center’s storage hangars, causing it to be unusable until the structure can be assessed and repaired.

The airport reported wind gusts of 142 mph during the height of the storm, the highest recorded from Hurricane Irma in the U.S. All Naples Jet Center aircraft and employees were evacuated before the hurricane made landfall; so thankfully, the damage is limited to structural facilities. Naples Municipal Airport is currently closed to the public but will keep the runways open for the National Guard, government authorities and search and rescue efforts.

“We are obviously disappointed that our hangar was damaged, but we are fully aware that the damage could have been much, much worse – and we’re particularly grateful that our employees heeded the warnings and evacuated the area before the storm hit,” said Matt Hagans, CEO of Eagle Creek Aviation Services, the parent company of Naples Jet Center. “We are working with the Naples Airport Authority and our employees to resume operations as soon as possible – hopefully as soon as the current closure NOTAM is cancelled. In the meantime, we encourage our customers to heed the NOTAM and avoid the area to allow airport crews to clear debris off the runway and assist with recovery efforts.”

Naples Jet Center will send communication to its customers regarding the timeline for normal business operations resume. For the latest information regarding Hurricane Irma restoration and news, follow Naples Jet Center on Facebook.