Teterboro’s Legacy Continues

The word “airport” often evokes images of busy, crowded terminals and long, slow-moving lines. Thousands of people bustle about to catch dozens of scheduled flights, and giant planes take off carrying hundreds of passengers at a time.teterboro-airport-is-owned-and-managed-by-the-port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey-newark-liberty-international-airport-is-also-just-10-miles-away

Teterboro Airport, which is located in Teterboro and borders Moonachie, Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry and Wood-Ridge, is a much different kind of airport. As a general aviation airport with no scheduled commercial flights, Teterboro Airport, or TEB, lacks much of the chaotic bustle of larger airports. Yet, as one of the most active “reliever” airports in the New York and New Jersey metro area, it plays an enormous role in reducing air traffic congestion and providing convenience to private aircraft owners and those seeking to lease or charter aircrafts.

With its first flight taking place in 1919, TEB is nearly as old as flight itself, and is the oldest airport in the metro area that is still in operation. Last year, 167,236 aircraft movements went through TEB—approximately 450 per day.

One of TEB’s greatest boons is its location—a mere 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. With bus and train stops within a mile of the airport and taxi and limo services readily available nearby, passengers can disembark and be in the heart of the city before they know it. Passengers departing from New York City similarly reap the convenience of Teterboro’s proximity.

This convenient access to New York City means Teterboro sees celebrities making their way in and out of the Big Apple. But one doesn’t need to be a celebrity to receive luxury treatment with the amenities provided by the airport’s four fixed-base operators, or FBOs: Atlantic Aviation, Jet Aviation, Signature Flight Support and Meridian Teterboro.

In addition to providing an array of services such as aircraft maintenance, hangaring and chartering, these FBOs provide, at each of their terminals, everything to assure that time spent there is as comfortable as possible.

 

Teterboro Airport – FBO Services and Amenities
Atlantic Aviation Meridian Teterboro Jet Aviation Signature Flight Support (East and West Terminals) Signature Flight Support (South Terminal)
Services

– 24-hour surveillance & security

– Concierge

– Deicing

– Ground and international handling

– Hangaring

– Public notary

Services

– Aircraft inspection, maintenance and repair

– Aircraft management

– Chartering

– Paint touch-up

– Security

Services

– 24-hour security

– Aircraft cleaning and refueling

– Catering and hotel coordination

– Charter support services

– Concierge

– Deicing

– Domestic and international handling

– Hangaring (nightly)

Services

Deicing

– Fueling services (East)

– Ground handling (East)

– GPU, lav and water services

Services

– Aircraft detailing and maintenance

– Concierge

– Deicing

– Fueling services

– Ground handling

– Lav and water services

– Quick-turn services

– Shuttle service

Amenities

 

– Business center

– Conference room

– Crew cars

– Pilot’s lounge

– Rental cars

– Wireless internet

Amenities

 

– Flight planning facilities

– Gym (with locker room and showers)

– Pool table

– Private movie theater

– Sleep rooms

– Work stations

Amenities

 

– Business center

– Crew cars, lounge and snooze room

– Executive lounge and conference rooms

– Fitness center

– Flight planning facilities

– On-demand same-day newspapers delivery (over 400 titles)

– Rental cars

– Wireless internet

Amenities

 

– Business center

– Crew lounge, individual snooze rooms, lockers and showers

– Executive conference room

– Private telephone rooms with PCs

– Starbucks coffee and refreshments

– Wheelchairs available

– Wireless internet

Amenities

 

– Bistro

– Courtesy transportation

– Executive conference room

– Fitness center

– Flight planning facilities

– Gourmet catering

– Linen and dishwashing services

– Office space

– Passenger lobby

– Pilot lounge

– Rental cars

– Showers

– Snooze room

– Workstation with internet access

– Wireless internet

 

TEB is owned by the Port Authority of NY & NJ, which has put over $380 million into renovating, upgrading and expanding the airport. Of the property’s 827 acres, 329 are undeveloped and ripe with potential for further growth. As of 2015, plans are in the works to build a new control tower, three new hangars and a modernized terminal building.

The airport already supports 14,900 jobs, paying $868 million in wages yearly while generating about $2.3 billion in annual revenue. And with an aircraft weight limit of 100,000 pounds, TEB saves both small and large aircrafts time and money by removing small aircrafts from air traffic where they would otherwise contribute to congestion in the airways around the metro area.

Without TEB, there would be less relief of heavy air traffic and small aircrafts would be forced to land in less convenient locations. TEB helps things run smoothly, benefiting not just its own patrons but many other aviators in the sky above New York and New Jersey.

TEB is necessary for more than just its convenience and the comfort it provides to its clients. It is a primary receiving point of human organs being transported for life-saving transplants at medical centers nearby, including three just minutes away. Speed is of the essence when it comes to this precious cargo, and TEB provides the convenience of location and smooth operation to aid in the delivery of health and hope to transplant patients.

Teterboro Airport is also a benefactor to its local community, contributing millions of dollars to nearby infrastructure improvements and soundproofing for six local school. Every year the airport hosts two charity events: the TEB 5K “Runway” Run and a Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament, which raise money for Bergen County United Way and scholarships for local high school seniors, respectively. TEB has contributed over $300,000 total to Bergen County United Way and awards thousands of scholarships annually, through its 30-year-old Community Benefit Fund, to students pursuing an education in aviation-related fields.

Teterboro itself is a small town of just over 70 residents and just over a square mile. But as one of the region’s biggest assets, its airport’s impact is far from miniscule.

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Laura French

Laura French

Laura French is the associate editor of Forensic Magazine, a publication of Advantage Business Media in Rockaway, N.J. She is also a freelance writer and reporter and can be reached at laurafrench16@gmail.com.

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