The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has updated its online Teterboro Airport training tool, which covers critical safety information for pilots operating from the busy airport. The tool includes graphical presentations of runway incursion hot spots, scenarios for common pilot errors, aircraft lighting configurations and takeoff procedures.
On August 8, a tour helicopter climbing from a Hudson River heliport in Manhattan collided with a Piper PA-32 Lance piston single. In the ensuing crash, both aircraft were destroyed, and all nine people–three on the Piper and six on the Eurocopter AS 350BA–were killed.
The Teterboro Airport Industry Working Group sent a letter to the FAA requesting increased priority from the agency for building a new ATC tower at the busy airport. “The current control tower at TEB was constructed in the early 1970s as a temporary facility and does not provide controllers an unobstructed view of vital areas of the field,” according to the group.
Embraer took the Lineage 1000 into Teterboro Airport, N.J., last month to show it’s the largest business airplane the size-restricted airport can accept. Operators of other aircraft might be able to adjust one parameter to squeeze in legally by keeping their weight below 100,000 pounds, but they’re stuck with the wingspan limit, which is set by taxiway clearances and excludes any aircraft with a span exceeding 100 feet.
Pilatus PC-12/47E, Sante Fe, N.M., Sept. 29, 2008–The Board attributed the fatal crash to the pilot’s fatigue. On the day of the accident, the sole-occupant pilot had flown eight-and-a-half hours, crossed two time zones and been awake for at least 17 hours. The aircraft crashed three miles north of its destination of Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF). Dark night meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
The FAA selected Teterboro (N.J.) Airport as the first U.S. airport to test a new runway-light automation system as part of an effort to improve ground safety and efficiency. Produced by Searidge Technologies of Quebec, the IntelliDar system uses thermal video sensors and computer vision technology to track the movement of aircraft on the airport surface.
LimoLink International (Booth No. 2795) announced that the company contributed more than $25,000 worth of chauffeured limousine services to cancer patients flying on aircraft provided via the Corporate Angel Network (CAN). The limousine program began in April last year with a patient transfer from Brooklyn to a corporate flight originating at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
Teterboro Airport (TEB) presented 29 “Good Neighbor Awards” here yesterday to airport tenants and users who recorded a minimum of 100 operations per year while practicing “quiet flying” at the facility operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Joseph Singh, former director of charters for now-defunct Platinum Jet, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to “a conspiracy to defraud charter customers and brokers and to impede and obstruct the [FAA].” Singh, 37, of Boca Raton, Fla., admitted during his guilty plea in U.S. District Court that “he dispatched unqualified or unrested pilots”–including the pilot of the jet that crashed at Teterboro on Feb.
A small New Jersey Airport that is growing in popularity as a destination for New York City-bound travelers will likely become even more popular as pilots seek alternatives during runway closures at Teterboro later this month. Essex County Airport in Caldwell, N.J.