Teterboro Runway Closure Schedule – Issued 11/17/2017

Please find attached a copy of Maintenance Bulletin 1117-3, concerning scheduled closures for next week.

Ari Ellinsky
Manager of Construction, Wildlife, Security
Teterboro Airport
111 Industrial Ave
Teterboro NJ, 07608
Tel. 201-288-1775 ex. 228
Fax. 201-288-6512

NOTAMs Banning Use of Iridium for CPDLC and ADS-C Have All Been Cancelled


Teterboro Ops Bulletin #2017-32

Attached is TEB Operations Bulletin #2017-32 which provides an update on the utility work impacting Industrial Avenue which is extending into Friday.

Matthew Ede

Operations Supervisor

AvPORTS | Teterboro Airport

111 Industrial Avenue | Teterboro, NJ 07608

P: 201.288.1775 Ext. 220  |F: 201.393.0398

Teterboro Airport (TEB)

CPDLC DCL Transition to National Single Data Authority (NSDA) on Oct 22 at 0330Z

On Oct 21 at 2330 Eastern (Oct 22, 0330Z), the FAA will transition to a National Single Data Authority (NSDA) at those airports supporting CPDLC DCL. Instead of logging on to the ICAO airport identifier, e.g. KTEB, pilots will now log on to KUSA. All else remains the same.

“Climb Via SID” and the RUUDY 6

Several pilots have inquired about the appropriate point to initiate the climb from 1500′ to 2000′ when executing the RUUDY 6. The textual description reads as follows:

“TAKEOFF RWY 24: Climb heading 240° to 520, then direct DAVIM, then on track 262° to cross WENTZ at 1500, then on track 283° to RUUDY, then on heading 280° or as assigned by ATC, thence ….

. . . . expect vectors to assigned route/fix. Maintain 2000; expect clearance to filed altitude ten minutes after departure.”

The procedure also specifies “Top Altitude: 2000”.

When cleared to “Climb Via SID” on the RUUDY 6, flight crews are expected to cross WENTZ at 1500′ as specified, and then to initiate the climb to the “Top Altitude” of 2000′.

For additional guidance, click on the following link to view the FAA’s “Climb Via FAQ” document, Version 1, published on 2/14/2014: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afx/afs/afs400/afs470/pbn/media/Climb_Descend_Via_FAQ.pdf

When Bedminster and KMMU TFRs are in effect, KTEB Arrivals should carry extra fuel!

One operator’s experience:

“For the second time when flying from Florida to KTEB during the effective period of these TFRs, we were routed significantly to the west, adding in this instance approximately 1 ½ hours to our flight time. We were fortunate to have tankered fuel on both occasions. The routing was as follows:


We also held at HOXIE for approx. 15 mins.”

Signature TEB – ARINC Frequencies

The ARINC frequency for TEB Signature Flight Support FBO (East & West) Ramps is available ONLY on the Ground. Signature can receive, but cannot transmit long-distance.


225 Fred Wehran Dr.
Teterboro NJ 07608
ph. 201-288-1889
fax 201-288-3636

TEB Noise Study Update

Members of the General Public who have joined the TEB Part 150 Study mailing list,

Attached please find the 14 CFR Part 150 Airport Noise and Land Use Compatibility Study Newsletter for Teterboro Airport (TEB). This is the fourth in a series that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is distributing to those interested in learning more about the TEB Part 150 Study process. Please feel free to share this link with others who are interested:

TEB Noise Study Newsletter – Winter 2017

This newsletter has also been posted on the project’s website.

Thank you for having an interest in the TEB Part 150 Study.

TEB Part 150 Study Mailing List
Aviation Noise Office
The Port Authority of NY & NJ
(212) 435-3777

TEB Flight Crew Handbook – Available on App

The TEB Flight Crew Handbook is now available electronically on Apple and Android mobile devices!

This free app, available on Apple and Android app stores, contains all pertinent noise info for the airport, as well as an interactive map with noise monitor locations and runway incursion hotspots. Future updates will include deicing program guidelines, gridlock procedures, helicopter routes, RUUDY departure guidance and other operational information. Although NOTAMs will NOT be disseminated through the app, it will have the capability to push other important notifications.

Questions or comments on the app may be directed to:
Gabriel Andino
Manager – Noise Abatement & Environmental Compliance
111 Industrial Avenue
Teterboro, NJ 07608
P: 201.393.0399 | F: 201.440.2416 | C: 201.481.1126


KTEB CPDLC DCL Operational Update 4/11/16

On March 24, KTEB went operational with DCL (Departure Clearance) via CPDLC. The primary advantage is that digital clearances are sent directly from the Tower to the aircraft, including revised clearances up until time of departure. The system automatically logs off the user approximately 5-10 mins after takeoff (ATC COM TERMINATED). No LOA is required for FAR Part 91 operators. The aircraft must be properly equipped, and the appropriate equipment codes must be specified in the ICAO flight plan as follows …

Item 10a:

  • J3 for FANS 1/A over VDL Mode 0
  • J4 for FANS 1/A over VDL Mode 2

Item 18:


Nationwide, while CPDLC works most of the time, there are known issues that may trigger failures and require the crew to revert to clearance delivery by voice. In order to resolve the issue, Harris Corp has requested that operators send the Date, Airport and A/C Registration number to the following email address: opr@harris.com. With this information, ARINC transmission logs can be pulled, reviewed and used by avionics OEMs to identify and fix the anomaly. For additional information, including an Operational Problem Reporting Form, visit dcis.harris.com/new-operator-documents.

North Atlantic Changes

Removal of the Fish Points


Introduction of Gander Oceanic Transition Area

Because of new ADS-B coverage in the area between Canada and Greenland, the boundary between Domestic and Oceanic airspace is being shifted around 175nm to the east, creating a new Oceanic Transition Area known as GOTA.

New NAT Track design – Eastbound

Currently, NAT Tracks have a anchor point and an Oceanic Entry Point (OEP) – like VIXUN LOGSU 49N50W. Starting 29MAY, the Track will be built using only an OEP and a 50W point – in this example JANJO 49N50W.

New NAT Track design – Westbound

A westbound NAT Track used to run 50W – Oceanic Exit Point – Landfall, for example 54N50W CARPE REDBY NAR123A. From 29MAY, there will be a 50W point and a dedicated Oceanic Exit Point, then straight into either FPL route or a NAR. Example, 53N50W RIKAL NAR302D.

New Oceanic Entry Points

With the removal of the Fish Points, and other long-known waypoints, a completely new list of Oceanic Entry Points (OEP’s) has been created by Gander. They start at AVPUT in the far north and run down to SUPRY. On our Planning Chart, they are highlighted in yellow.

Changed Blue Spruce Routes

The southern Blue Spruce Routes (for reduced Nav capability) now run as follows:

More information
Refer to Nav Canada AIC 20/14 for the full list, and for complete information about the change.”

Gander OEPs

 TEB Requests Pilot Tests of NBAA Noise Procedure

During May and June 2014, the TEB Noise Abatement office is requesting pilot assistance in testing the effectiveness of the new NBAA Noise Abatement Departure Procedure on Runway 24 departures.  Noise data from NBAA-recommended profile will then be compared to noise levels generated by the standard Runway 24 departure profile.

Prior to participating in the test, pilots must contact the Noise Office at 201-393-0399 or noiseoffice@teb.com, and advise them of the tail number, aircraft type, estimated departure time, takeoff weight, and pilot contact information.

To perform the test, pilots should fly the profile recommended by the Draft version of the NBAA Noise Abatement Departure Procedure.

Pilots are reminded that this is only a test, and TEB management has assured TUG that violations will not be issued if noise limits are exceeded.  Safety and ATC compliance remain the highest priorities.  If pilots feel that either is compromised, then they should revert to a more appropriate flight profile.

Air Traffic Safety Alert Program Update


Improper RUUDY FOUR Usage Creates Collision Hazard

The improper filing and acceptance of the RUUDY FOUR RNAV Departure at Teterboro airport (KTEB), by aircraft not RNAV 1 capable, has contributed to an unacceptable increase in lateral Pilot Deviations (PDs). Vertical PDs have also increased due to improper automation management and knowledge of Instrument Departure Procedures. The risk of a near mid air collision (NMAC) with arrivals at Newark Liberty Airport (KEWR) makes the precise navigation on departure, both laterally and vertically, critical.

For this reason, it is imperative that operators whose aircraft equipment do not meet the RNAV 1 requirements of FAA Advisory Circular AC 90-100A and AC 90-108 utilize the Teterboro Eight Departure (TEB8.TEB). Regardless of the pilot’s selection of departures, increased awareness of position and appropriate automation procedures on departure is critical in maintaining separation from KEWR arrivals.

Per AC 90-100A, RNAV 1 requires a total system error of not more than 1 NM for 95% of the total flight time. Additionally, pilots must use a lateral deviation indicator (or equivalent navigation map display), flight director and/or autopilot in lateral navigation mode on RNAV 1 routes.


LHY VOR Decommissioned; Major Airway Changes in the Northeast

The Lake Henry VOR (LHY) in northeastern Pennsylvania has been decommissioned.  A new RNAV waypoint, LAAYK, has replaced the VOR.  Many of the Victor and Jet airways that utilized LHY have been deleted or modified, and there are many new Q Routes and T Routes through the area. Please make sure your charts and navigation databases are up-to-date, and check NOTAMs prior to flight.

For more detailed information, please see the FAA Letter to Airmen.


NOTAM Update – Circle to Land Operations to Rwy 1 at Night

The previous series of NOTAMs prohibiting Circle to Land operations to Runway 1 at night have been updated to reflect that such operations are now permitted as long as the Runway 1 VGSI is operational. Please consult NOTAMs for the latest information.

Sign Replacement Schedule at Teterboro

In an ongoing effort to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Teterboro Airport is in the midst of replacing its lighted signage.  Please review the following details of this project.

Hurricane Sandy related repairs which will include the following:
a. Phase I – Remove, replace and install 57 mandatory guidance signs and foundation (1-2 per day)
b. Phase II – Remove, replace and install remaining 98 guidance signs and foundation (1-2 per day)
c. Upgrade and installation of new electrical wiring

2. SCHEDULED DATES/TIMES (Zulu and Local Times Requested):
Daily closures starting September 11, 2013 and will continue to the end of the year

Mondays and Tuesdays 1030z (0630L) to 1900z (1500L)
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 1030z (0630L) to 1800z (1400L)
Saturdays 1030z (0630L) to 1900z (1500L)
Note: Due to little or no impact, earlier morning closure start times will be authorized when requested.
Only one Runway will be closed at a time, unless otherwise coordinated.

Three Airport Closures will be necessary to complete the signage replacement within the RSA of the
intersecting Runways

Generally impacts will be a Single Runway Operation.  Runway Closures may be coupled with
associated Taxiway closures.
Short notice recalls will be on a case by case basis due to anticipated daily excavations in the
Runway Safety Area (RSA).

No way to project the corporate community’s flight activity.  Closures will occur on day shifts only;
midafternoon/evening traffic hours should not be affected.

Based on demand and the flow, arrival programs or other restrictions may be necessary.
Tower and Traffic Management will monitor the flow; programs or restrictions may be necessary.

A weekly TEB Construction meeting or conference call is held to review the following week’s schedule.
An Updated Closure Schedule is then disseminated by Airport Operations to the FBOs and major users
and by TEB Tower to all Metro Towers, N90 Traffic Management and the EWR Sector, Ops Managers,
Command Center, ZNY, TEB Tech Ops and the GA Desk/NBAA.
All pertinent NOTAMs will be issued by Airport Operations.

Occasional modifications to this schedule will be implemented as needed.
Runway Closures may be cancelled due to weather.

Be sure to always check NOTAMs for the latest information.

FAA publishes Dalton 2 Departure Procedure, effective March 7, 2013

First published in December 1992, the Runway 19 Dalton Visual Departure emerged from the collaborative efforts of TUG, Teterboro Tower and NY TRACON to reduce multi-hour delays when Newark, and consequently Teterboro, are operating on a southerly flow.  KEWR Rwy 22 arrivals descend over KTEB from 3000′ to 1800′. Standard IFR separation criteria require a 10-mile gap between KEWR arrivals in order to accommodate a KTEB instrument departure. One can easily understand how arrival and departure delays then ripple throughout the entire NY/NJ Metroplex, affecting airline and general aviation traffic alike. Creation and implementation of the Dalton 19 VFR to IFR departure procedure represented a win-win solution for the airline, general aviation and ATC communities, and has enjoyed widespread support for its effectiveness in reducing delays. The procedure incorporates an initial VFR segment, enabling the waiver of standard IFR separation requirements.

At face value, the procedure is simple: climb, turn and level off. However, various factors including the altitude/speed/turn-radius constraints, the method by which the procedure was issued/requested, the original chart presentation, and the lack of transient crew familiarity resulted in several pilot deviations over the years. In response to an investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General, FAA ATC, NBAA and TUG engaged in a multi-pronged, collaborative effort to eliminate both the likelihood and consequences of pilot deviations. The resulting series of recommendations has been codified in a new Dalton 2 Departure Procedure,  published on March 7, 2013. Click NY TRACON LTA No 13-1 for a description of the new procedure and the associated chart graphic.

The chart presentation has been enhanced, and the procedure has been modified. Significant changes appear below in bold face:

  1. Flight crews must request the Dalton 2 Departure by name and possess the chart on the flight deck.
  2. ATC may neither solicit its use nor describe the procedure over the radio.
  3. The initial turn to 280 degrees must be completed within 2.4 nm to create a larger vertical buffer from overhead arrival traffic.
  4. The requirement to Fly runway heading until 800 feet, then turn right heading 280 degrees has been replaced with After departure, turn right heading 280. The change eliminates the requirement to climb to 800 feet prior to starting the turn, and should assist flight crews in complying with the requirement to complete the turn within 2.4 DME of the TEB VOR.
  5. Maintain VFR at or below 1300′.
  6. Do not exceed 180 kts.

The procedure is available in FMS databases for retrieval and use in automated flight decks.
TUG has enlisted the support of NBAA, AOPA, NATA, Teterboro’s 5 FBOs, FAASTeam, Flight Planning Service Providers and Flight Training Providers, Morristown Aviation Association, Westchester Aviation Association, NetJets, Jet Aviation and indeed the entire general and business aviation communities to educate as many pilots as possible about the unique requirements of this important procedure. CAE Simuflite and FlightSafety International are now introducing the Dalton 19 to clients during initial and recurrent training events, and FSI is creating an e-learning module similar to a previous module for the Teterboro 5 Departure. FltPlan.com, ARINC Direct, Honeywell GDC and Rockwell Collins have all gone live with pop up reference materials when KTEB is entered in their web-based flight planning engines. Universal Weather and Aviation and Jeppesen are working to accomplish the same, and BaseOps is sharing information with their customers. All of the FBOs have distributed handout materials to locally-based and transient flight crews. And Teterboro Tower has created an educational PowerPoint presentation describing the procedure’s specific requirements, and has delivered this presentation at numerous TUG Meetings, NBAA regional forums and other industry events.

We’re pleased to report that a test program, begun in the 3rd quarter of 2011 to evaluate the operational impact of these changes, has revealed no reportable altitude deviations in the execution of the Dalton Visual. Consequently, the test program will end with the publication of the Dalton 2 Departure, and the gap that NY TRACON will establish between KEWR 22 arrivals will be reduced to 5nm.

TUG and our constituents remain committed to ensuring the highest level of safety while preserving this important procedure.

Runway 6/24 Upcoming Closures – How to Reduce Delays

Operators should expect the possibility of Runway 6/24 closures during the next few weeks and months. One of the best ways to reduce potential takeoff delays is to request the Dalton Two VFR Departure from Clearance Delivery.  This departure procedure allows reduced aircraft-separation distances, resulting in less time spent waiting for takeoff clearance.  As a reminder, please pay special attention to the following points:

  1. Pilots must request the DALTON TWO for Runway 19 from Clearance Delivery.
  2. ATTENTION:  This procedure contains restrictions/warnings on speed, altitude, and turn radius.
  3. Strict compliance with all procedure notes and limitations is required to maintain safety.
  4. Review NOTAMs prior to flight.
  5. Check the latest Jeppesen or NOAA facility directory under “Special Notices” for up-to-date information.

Please note that controllers are not permitted to answer such conditional questions as, “If I request the Dalton TWO, will I get out faster?”

TUG and the airport community wish to thank everyone in advance for their cooperation and continued commitment to safety and efficiency.

ILS 19 GS Perturbation

Teterboro’s unique geometry incorporates a GS antenna for Rwy 19 located just south of taxiway Q. The GS Critical Area therefore lies just to the north and incorporates portions of Taxiway Q, Runway 24 and Taxiway B. Per the AIM, Teterboro Tower is not required to protect the GS Critical Area unless the weather is below 800 and 2, or unless specifically requested to do so by a flight crew. During VMC and when Teterboro is on a southerly flow, aircraft taxiing northbound from Jet Aviation and First Aviation for departure on Runway 24 cross Q from west to east and impinge upon the GS Critical Area. The same phenomenon can occur when an aircraft departs Runway 24 or holds on Taxiway B between Runways 24 and 19. The resulting GS perturbation appears to have caused a number of aircraft to pitch up in an effort to track the momentarily compromised signal. These aircraft have been of various types and avionics suites. Because the perturbation occurs occasionally, is transient in nature, and affects aircraft during a busy phase of flight, the phenomenon has been underreported to ATC.

TUG has recruited the assistance of the Flight Training Providers, FlightSafety International and CAE, to help us heighten awareness of this important issue. Moreover, NBAA has agreed to support us both in disseminating information about this phenomenon and developing  a solution. In the meantime, please report any such occurrences to ATC on the appropriate frequency.

Teterboro Airport Anti-Idling Procedure

The Port Authority recently adopted a Sustainability Plan in a continuing effort to promote a greener environment at all of its facilities. The first initiative being implemented at TEB under the plan is an anti-idling program. To access the associated guidelines, click Teterboro Airport Anti-Idling Guidance 2013.