Teterboro Airport (TEB) is seeing a rise in requests regarding its 100,000-pound aircraft operating weight restriction, and airport officials reminded operators about the procedures for these queries at a users’ group meeting yesterday.
TEB executives said “99 percent” of requests are to operate an aircraft with an mtow of more than 100,000 pounds at a reduced weight below TEB’s limit. These are reviewed by airport operations—often within the hour, even on weekends—they said. The few requests for operations in excess of the limit undergo a different review process via the airport manager’s office. While TEB keeps a log of such activity, there are no blanket approvals; thus, applications must be filed for each planned flight.
When an aircraft that exceeds the limit diverts to TEB as its filed alternate, the airport asks that it be notified as soon as practicable post-flight. It is not necessary to get permission to file a flight plan with TEB as an alternate. Likewise, departing flights at nearby airports that must use TEB in a takeoff emergency aren’t expected to get permission in advance.
TEB now receives about 50 requests per year, up from about a dozen a few years ago, and most are filed for Gulfstream G650ERs and Embraer Lineage 1000s. A single application covers an arrival and the subsequent departure.