Atlantic Aviation has added 550,000 sq ft to its Teterboro, N.J. ramp, bringing the FBO’s total ramp space at the busy airport to 835,300 sq ft. Atlantic’s Teterboro leasehold is now more than 30 acres and the FBO’s ramp space is the largest on the airport.
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Jonas Weil, 65, moved to ski resort haven Aspen, Colo., seven years ago and has since become totally disenchanted with flying to and from home on the airlines. “That industry is like a coat that needs to be turned inside out,” he told AIN. “They’ve forgotten about a person called ‘the customer.’”
Due to the New York City metro area airspace redesign, the FAA has introduced three new Stars, effective December 27, for Teterboro, La Guardia and Newark Airports. At Teterboro, the Metro Arrival has been replaced by the Jaike Rnav One Arrival, which is an FMS Star. The Korry One Arrival into La Guardia took the place of the Minks Star. And at Newark, the RBV Star has been superseded by the Dylin One Arrival.
Business aviation tried to avoid getting caught in the crossfire of rhetoric at the July 16 House aviation subcommittee hearings on air-traffic congestion in the New York metropolitan area, specifically at La Guardia Airport (LGA). The field hearing took place at New York City’s World Trade Center, in front of a phalanx of network news cameras. Led by subcommittee chairman Rep.
Sometimes your best business asset is your location. And sometimes the advantages of that location might not be so obvious to customers looking at a map. That’s why Mike Dolphin, co-owner of New York-area FBO Avitat White Plains (Booth No. 635), has been exhibiting here at EBACE since the show first opened in 2001.
Referring to regular operations at Teterboro (N.J.) Airport (TEB), Bergen County (N.J.) freeholder Anthony Cassano said, “This is nothing less than an attack of the skies similar to that which happened on September 11. We are not going to stand for it. We’re not going to take it. This attack must stop.” Cassano’s remarks came at an anti-airport rally in October at an elementary school near the airport.
Ken Weber, an Astra pilot based at Teterboro (N.J.) Airport (TEB), won Atlantic Aviation’s “Top-off=$10,000” drawing at last month’s NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla. Pilots who topped off their aircraft (with at least 200 gal) at an Atlantic Aviation FBO in the months preceding the convention were eligible for the drawing. The prize was a prepaid $10,000 American Express card, which Weber can use for whatever purchases he wants.
Pilots flying out of New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport no longer have to suffer long waits to get their clearances. Teterboro is the first general aviation airport in the country to have a TDLS (tower datalink services) system, which speeds up clearance delivery and increases airport capacity.
Teterboro Airport is maintaining its position as a favorite target of local legislators. The new session of the state legislature had hardly gotten under way before two anti-Teterboro Assembly Resolutions were introduced. One of the Teterboro-targeted resolutions calls for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to ban flights between midnight and 6 a.m.
Indigo chairman and CEO Peter Pappas made it clear last month that actions by New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey to block service by Indigo to Teterboro Airport had no legal basis for justification. “We’re bringing a service into an area where it is very much needed, and he [McGreevey] and others are doing nothing more than using a non-issue as a platform to enhance their positions with their constituents,” said Pappas.