RNAV (GPS) X Rwy 19 Q & A

Please click on the following link to view a series of answered questions provided by Teterboro’s Noise Abatement and Environmental Compliance Office with respect to the RNAV GPS (X) Runway 19 Offset Approach:


Teterboro Airport (TEB) is a noise sensitive airport due to the close proximity of residential communities. The Teterboro Airport Quiet Flying Program is designed to assist flight crews with abiding by the applicable noise regulations and recommended noise abatement practices in order to reduce the Airport’s noise profile. Please help TEB be a good neighbor by following the policies and procedures outlined below found in the Teterboro Flight Crew Handbook found here

Noise Abatement Program Overview 

  • All aircraft operating at TEB must abide by the applicable noise rules as defined below. 
  • Mandatory Maximum Noise Level (MNL) requirements are in place for departures off of all runways. 
  • A voluntary restraint from flying is in place for non-essential flights between 23:00 and 06:00 local time. 
  • Runway 19 is the preferred noise abatement runway for departures between 22:00 and 07:00. Request this runway to avoid using noise sensitive Runway 24. 

Maximum Noise Levels (MNL) 

Takeoffs shall not exceed the following MNL as measured by the Airport Noise Monitoring System: 

  • Runway 24:
    22:00 local – 07:00 local: 80 dB(A) All other times: 90 dB(A)
  • Other Runways (including helicopter routes): 95 dB(A) 


  • Aircraft that exceed these limits shall be issued a noise violation. Aircraft that have received three (3) noise violations in a two-year span shall not be permitted to operate at TEB. 
  • Notifications of noise violations will be sent to the operator via registered mail. Failure on the part of the operator to receive notification shall not be cause for dismissal of the violation. 
  • A record of First Violation and Second Violation shall be kept for two years from the date of the violation. Upon the second anniversary, the record of that violation shall be expunged. 


  • Operators may conduct up to two flight tests, or “Noise Plots”, on any one aircraft at TEB. These tests may be conducted for the purpose of evaluating noise abatement procedures. Permission for such tests will not be granted if there is a record of a Second Violation for the aircraft involved. To request a noise plot contact the Noise Abatement Office with tail number or call sign, estimated time of departure, approximate weight and contact information. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm. During all other times please leave a message for a noise plot request. 
    • Teterboro Airport Noise Abatement Office Phone: (201) 393-0399
      Fax: (201) 440-2416
      Email: [email protected] 
  • If Runway 19 is officially closed, by NOTAM, the applicable MNL for Runway 24 shall be 95 dB(A).
  • If the cross-wind component existing at the time of departure on Runway 19 exceeds the maximum allowable cross-wind component for the aircraft being used, the applicable MNL for Runway 24 shall be 95 dB(A). 
  • Exemptions may be granted by the Airport Manager, in his or her discretion, in cases where, due to unforeseen circumstances, noise abatement procedures were abandoned in order to assure safety of flight. 


  • Operators may appeal the assessment of a noise violation. Letters of appeal must be received by the Airport Manager within thirty (30) days of the date that the violation notification was received by the operator. 
  • Letters of appeal should clearly state the specific ground upon which the appeal is based. Mitigating circumstances must be verifiable and documented. All violation records shall remain in effect until a decision on the appeal is made by the Airport Manager. If the violation is overturned, the record of violation shall immediately be expunged. 

Voluntary Restraints from Flying 

A voluntary restraint from flying is in place for non-essential flights between 23:00 and 06:00 local time.

Preferential Runway Use 

Between the hours of 22:00 and 07:00 local time all aircraft over 12,500 pounds, jet aircraft and those aircraft with high noise levels should request Runway 01 for landing when airport traffic is landing to the north and Runway 19 for departures when airport traffic is departing to the south.

Reverse Thrust 

To minimize noise, reverse thrust at power settings other than idle should be avoided, except when necessary for operational safety. 

Aircraft/Engine Maintenance Run-ups 

  1. Jet and turbine engine aircraft run-ups are prohibited on ramp areas. Piston powered aircraft run-ups, when positioned away from buildings and vehicles may be conducted on ramp areas. Caution should be exercised in order to prevent undue noise and prop blast on airport tenant areas. 
  2. Prior to conducting a maintenance run-up, including piston powered aircraft run-ups on ramp areas, the operator shall contact Airport Operations at (201) 288-1775 to request a run-up. 
  3. All maintenance run-ups shall be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. 
  4. Run-ups performed by Stage 2 jets are strongly discouraged. 
  5. Preferred run-up areas and aircraft headings are as follows: 
    1. Holding area adjacent to Taxiway A (between Runways 19 and 24). Preferred location is as close to Runway 19 as possible on a heading of 190 degrees. 
    1. Taxiway G at east extension. Preferred headings are 010 degrees and 190 degrees. 

Note: Run-ups may be assigned in other locations at the discretion of the Airport Manager.

Teterboro Flying Quiet Program Flight Crew Handbook

Click here to download Teterboro Airport’s Flight Quiet Program Flight Crew Handbook.