FlightSafety International (FSI) and CAE will soon be offering online courses to address the TEB5 departure route from Runway 24 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. The training companies hope the courses will help reduce the number of altitude overshoots by departing aircraft, which totaled 115 between February 2005 and this past February, according to the NASA/FAA Aviation Safety Reporting System.
The destruction of Meigs Field’s runway is viewed by enraged aviation interests as an act of vandalism to a public facility that would have landed any other citizen of Chicago in jail. Such is the power of politics in the Second City, however, that Mayor Richard Daley Jr. continues to walk free, plotting with his lawyers.
In a letter to the FAA, NBAA president Jack Olcott said the association “adamantly objects to the construction of the proposed 2,000-foot tower at Bayonne, New Jersey.
NBAA is scheduled to sponsor an ATC user dialogue at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on October 29. The event will start with a lunch at noon. Air traffic controllers and ATC supervisors from the Eastern Region, New York Center, Tracon and local towers will be present. It’s expected that the discussion will center around new security-based operational changes. For more information, contact Bob Lamond at NBAA.
When terrorists plunged their hijacked airliners into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon last month, it had an immediate effect on business aircraft owners and operators, and will likely have a profound influence for years to come.
It started several years ago when Boeing began selling its BBJ in numbers that the airline manufacturer never expected (25 in the first year, 82 overall since its inception in 1996). Though bizliners are not a new concept, the BBJ stirred some issues that were mostly dormant at North American airports.
Bombardier Learjet 45/Bombardier Challenger 604, Teterboro, N.J., Aug. 13, 2007–During developmental training on local control at Teterboro Airport, the controller cleared a Learjet 45 to land on Runway 6 and told a Challenger 604 crew to position and hold on Runway 1. The Challenger was cleared to take off before the Learjet passed through the Runway 6 and 1 intersection.
Each year, NBAA recognizes the top aviation maintenance and avionics technicians with good safety records who work for member companies. Maintaining corporate aircraft or avionics for three accident-free years is the minimum requirement for an NBAA Safety Award but the actual number of years for many of the technicians adds up to four decades or more.
In response to a recent spate of aviation safety reports (ASRs) filed by pilots, New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB) could be in danger of losing one of its departure routes, according to Bill Mack, managing director of the Teterboro Users Group, an advocacy association of airport users and operators. It seems that some pilots departing from Teterboro are not maintaining adequate separation from airliners arriving at Newark.
A proposal to require California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) to measure jet taxi and idle times during a one-year period is dead, according to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). “Assembly Bill 2501,” NATA said, “failed to gather enough votes for passage out of the California Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing.