AAG gets S-76 base at Teterboro

 - June 5, 2012, 3:10 AM

Sikorsky’s Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has established a base at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB) to provide access to Manhattan from all metro-area airports.

The flight from TEB to the Wall Street heliport takes less than 10 minutes. AAG will be providing the service in S-76s configured for seven passengers and crewed by two pilots. The helicopters are equipped with emergency pop-out floats, EGPWS and traffic avoidance systems.

AAG’s principal flight operations and Part 145 authorized repair services will remain at Dutchess County Airport, N.Y. AAG’s other bases are located at Philadelphia, Chester County and TEB/Metro New York. AAG president Scott Ashton cited Teterboro’s importance as a business-aviation hub in the company’s decision to establish operations there. AAG serves the entire east coast of the United States including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, and Boston. The company has been providing helicopter and fixed-wing charter flights, fractional ownership and helicopter maintenance services from its New York and Philadelphia installations for more than 20 years. The company operates the largest fleet of S-76s in the Northeast.