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TUG Meeting Agenda, Wed, June 21, 1000 EDT

SkyPath Turbulence Detection and Sharing

We will hold our Virtual TUG Meeting on Wed, June 21, 2023 at 10:00 am EST.

TUG Meeting – June 21, 2023
Jun 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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  • Maria Sheridan and Scott MarshPANYNJ, Airport Manager and Manager Airport Operations and Security, respectively, will provide an Airport Operations update. PANYNJ
  • Laz ArteagaFAA, KTEB ATCT Manager will discuss Tower Topics to include issues associated with the Summer SWAP season. FAA
  • Gabe AndinoAvportsManager Noise Abate and Environmental Compliance, will provide a brief update regarding pilot outreach initiatives designed to improve compliance with noise abatement procedural best practices. Teterboro Airport Noise Office
  • Hagay Makov, SkyPathVP Business Development, will demonstrate SkyPath’s innovative iPad turbulence detection and depiction tool. “Established in 2015, SkyPath provides a real-time solution for sensing and avoiding turbulence, together with aviation data crowdsource solutions.” SkyPath
  • Ralph TamburroPANYNJ, Delay Reduction Program Manager, will review the status and trajectory of Teterboro Airport’s departure delays, introduce a new Washington ARTCC high level sector designed to provide more efficient routings to/from Florida airports, and provide an update regarding the Teterboro “GreenLandings” initiative. PANYNJ

Please make every effort to participate, and invite others from your organizations. All are welcome!

Feel free to send any questions or suggestions with respect to these planned presentation in advance via TUG’s “Contact Us” link on the upper right corner of our website.

NBAA Offers Free Admission to White Plains Regional Forum on Wednesday, June 14th, for all Students, Teachers, and Chaperones.

Please don’t allow this valuable opportunity to get young children and adults an opportunity to discover career opportunities in business aviation. Feel free to distribute the following link to individuals and/or school guidance offices. Click here for the free registration link.

Honeywell Publishes RNAV V Rwy 1 Guided Visual for RNP-AR Customers

In September 2021, Honeywell reached out to TUG to discuss the possibility of developing a procedure that would provide lateral and vertical guidance using RF legs to aircraft cleared for the ILS 6 Circle Rwy 1. Thus began an extensive collaboration through all stages of development involving TUG’s subject matter expertise and coordination with Honeywell, FAA, PANYNJ, NBAA and training providers that’s culminated in Honeywell’s publication of the RNAV V Rwy 1 for its RNP-AR Customers. Aviation International News’ (AIN) Matt Thurber has written an excellent article describing this procedure: KTEB Hosts Honeywell’s First Guided Visual Approach.

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Honeywell’s Senior Manager, Flight Technical Services Jim Johnson for his leadership, and all of the aforementioned stakeholders, including those of Teterboro’s users who participated in the evaluation flights, for their assistance in making this procedure a reality.

TUG will continue to work with avionics OEMs, training providers, FAA, PANYNJ, NBAA, the user community and indeed all stakeholders to continue the process of developing additional procedures, including IAPs, that increase the safety of flight operations at Teterboro Airport.

WAA Safety Day, June 13

WAA will host Safety Day 2023 fro 08:30 to 17:00 at Whitby Castle in Rye, NY.

KTEB JAIKE 3 to 4 RNAV STAR Change Effective April 20, 2023

On April 20, 2023, the JAIKE 3 RNAV STAR will incorporate changes resulting from the culmination of the FAA’s Northeast Corridor Administration Atlantic Coast Routes (NEC ACR) project and become the JAIKE 4 RNAV STAR. NBAA has published an excellent and comprehensive summary of the NEC ACR project: Years in the Making, NEC ACR Project Delivers Major Changes Starting April 20

To familiarize yourself with the changes, please review the following chart(s), not to be used for navigation. As always, please refer to the actual published charts when they become available.

KTEB Arrivals: Preferential Routing From the Caribbean (OCA West)

NY ARTCC (ZNY) has experienced an uptick in GA Flight Plans not only failing to file the preferred routes but also cutting across organized route structure. To avoid encountering any operational constraints, please click on the following link to review an important FAA guidance document:

Preferential Routing From the Caribbean (OCA West)

Feb 22, 2023 Update: Honeywell Publishes VFR Waypoints to Assist Pilots in Navigating KTEB ILS 6 Circle Rwy 1

The FAA recently approved two new VFR waypoints that will assist pilots in visually executing the circling portion of the KTEB ILS 6 Circle Rwy 1. These waypoints are intended to be drawn from FMS databases to enhance pilot situational awareness.

Honeywell agreed to a TUG request to publish these VFR waypoints in all generic Business and General Aviation NavDBs that include KTEB, and will do so beginning with cycle 2303. Although the effective date for this cycle is March 23, the fact that NavDBs contain two cycles of data means that customers will see these VFR waypoints as soon as they load the next update, which will be posted on March 15.

TUG will continue to encourage other FMS OEMs to include these VFR waypoints in their NavDBs at their earliest opportunity.

The waypoints are:

VPEZA (404827.35N/0740449.37W), located .5 nm SW of MetLife Stadium

VPDAU (404912.97N/0740342.22W), located .5 nm east of the Race Track

The bearing/distance from TORBY to VPEZA are: 097.39° / 2.38 NM;

The bearing/distance from VPEZA to VPDAU are 060.19° / 1.14 NM; and 

The bearing from VPDAU to RWY 1 is 015.21° / 1.23 NM

Please see the attached graphics to help familiarize yourself with these waypoints.

RUUDY 6 SID Compliance – Please Take Note!

A recent increase in RUUDY 6 pilot deviations, as well as a Rwy 19 missed approach pilot deviation, prompted the FAA to issue the following two Letters to Airmen. The Teterboro Users Group published and disseminated RUUDY 6 guidance material on May 5, 2018, and are re-posting the information below. Since the RUUDY 6 is the primary SID issued to flight crews departing KTEB Rwy 24, please carefully review the text and graphics specified on the Jeppesen and/or U.S. Government charts, and brief the lateral and vertical modes, ASEL selection, automation management and crew coordination requirements necessary to comply with all published lateral and vertical provisions of the procedure.

Technique for How to Fly the RUUDY 6

Our own Captain Jim Dramis has written an excellent article regarding his technique recommendations for how to fly the RUUDY 6 SID. You can download the article via our Operations > Airspace & Procedures tab: https://teterborousersgroup.org/operations/airspace/


We’ve come to understand that there exists a restriction in the practical application of CPDLC DCL within the U.S. NAS. This restriction is specific to the FAA Data Comm system, and therefore impacts all users and all FMS regardless of OEM.

When issued a CPDLC DCL other than “Cleared As Filed”, the clearance will include a loadable route (“Push to Load”), which the crew must Insert and Activate. This loaded route will NOT contain the assigned SID. If the Runway and SID had been previously loaded into the FMS, this action may retain the Runway and associated performance information but will drop the SID and its associated waypoint list segments and constraints. Consequently, the crew will need to reinsert and activate the SID for which they’ve been cleared.

The FAA and its industry partners are exploring options that may allow the DCL system to incorporate the SID into the loadable clearance. In the meantime, crews are encouraged to comply with SOPs and remain vigilant in verifying that the FMS is properly programmed with the cleared flight segments, as well as altitude and speed constraints, and that the appropriate level of automation (flight guidance, autoflight, autothrottles) and crew coordination is briefed and implemented.

TUG Urges Operators to Make KTEB FBO Reservations

TUG strongly encourages operators to make reservations with FBOs in an effort to prevent gridlock, which has occurred several times in recent days. Some operators have failed to make reservations at all. Others who’ve been informed by FBOs of ramp constraints have represented that they’re “just a drop and go,” only to leave the aircraft and return the following day. The result has been gridlock on ramps and taxiways that have precipitated ground delay programs elsewhere in the NAS.

Please make every effort to share your arrival information in advance with the FBO of your choosing so as to enable better allocation of limited ramp space and avoid unnecessary delays for all of KTEB’s operators.

Did you know?

Your membership dues enable TUG to finance the Teterboro ATIS landline. Plug the following telephone number into your mobile phone and you'll always have the Teterboro ATIS at your finger tips: 201-288-1690.