Indigo, which originally launched a “regular and frequent” business aircraft service with a Falcon 20 in February 2000, was scheduled to receive its first “upscale shuttle” version of the Embraer ERJ-135 late last month.
American International Aviation Corp., one of NBAA’s oldest members, celebrated 50 years of operations, all accident free, at a dinner held in the company’s hangar at Teterboro Airport, N.J., on September 18.
Dassault Falcon 900EX, Teterboro, N.J., March 3, 2006–The NTSB blamed the Falcon’s overrun at Teterboro Airport on the copilot’s failure to touch down at the proper point. Factors were the gusty wind conditions (19 knots, gusting to 26), the failure of the flight crew to use the air brakes and a partially contaminated runway.
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.
In separate ceremonies at last month’s NBAA Convention, Bell/Agusta announced the sale of a corporate AB139 to American International Group and Eurocopter revealed that the EC 120 on display was bought. The buyer of the EC 120 wasn’t disclosed, but the seller, insurance broker Lance Toland, immediately ordered a new EC 120, this one with air conditioning.
Gulfstream V/Hawker 800A, Teterboro, N.J., Dec. 27, 2007–An East Coast Jets Hawker 800A and a GV were involved in a runway incursion at Teterboro Airport while ground control training was in progress. The Hawker, ECJ Flight 81, landed on Runway 6 and was told by the certified local controller in the tower to “turn left at Taxiway Bravo if able, cross [Runway] One, contact ground.”
Teterboro Airport (TEB) has adopted a training tool developed by Raleigh, N.C.-based Noverant to help pilots prepare for flights into and out of the busy northern New Jersey airport. Noverant’s system distributes and tracks training that is delivered electronically, and the company helped Teterboro Airport distribute materials for its noise-abatement compliance training in electronic format.
Air Concepts International is a small company with great expectations. Tucked away with a half-dozen other businesses in a nondescript building across the street from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, it is slowly but surely expanding its market presence as a helicopter completion and refurbishment specialist.
With the U.S. terrorist threat level lowered from orange (high risk) to yellow (elevated risk) on April 17, the question then became when–if ever–will the Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ) imposed over Washington, D.C., and New York City be rescinded?