FAA To Hold Info Session on New TEB RNAV Approach

 - January 3, 2020, 10:45 AM
In an effort to lessen aircraft noise over sensitive areas, the FAA is proposing a new offset RNAV approach to Teterboro Airport's Runway 19. The agency has scheduled a public information/feedback session on the proposed change for January 8, in Mahwah, N.J.

The FAA will hold a public workshop on Wednesday in Mahwah, New Jersey, to gather comments on a proposed action to implement a new offset area navigation (RNAV) GPS arrival procedure to Runway 19 at Teterboro Airport. The workshop will take place at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel.

The agency is currently preparing an environmental assessment for the change that would support requests from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), which operates the airport, and the Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee to move some Runway 19 arrivals away from Hackensack University Medical Center and nearby high-rise buildings. It would create an alternative to the primary ILS approach and have aircraft fly an offset approach roughly above state Route 17.

The environmental assessment draft was published on December 30 and the public review and comment period will remain open through Jan 30. Interested parties are urged to submit their comments to the agency either through an online link or at the two-hour workshop.

During the event, stakeholders will be able to view the proposed paths and expected altitudes of the preliminary designs, discuss the environmental process with FAA experts, and provide feedback.