NATA: TEB Town Hall Meeting An "Outstanding Exchange"

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A town hall meeting held in Teterboro this week to discuss traffic patterns at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey (the ILS approach takes aircraft directly over Hackensack Hospital) and safety and security concerns was "an outstanding exchange between the members of the community surrounding Teterboro Airport and the airport operators and tenants," according to National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne. Residents not attuned to aircraft noise, emissions and traffic were introduced to new technologies including Required Navigation Performance and the elimination of circle-to-land approaches aimed at improving safety while also addressing quality-of-life issues for groundlings. Other steps have already been taken to improve airport/community relations. Among those in attendance were local mayors, representatives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and some 50 others, hosted by the Teterboro Airport Industry Working Group Co-Chairs James K. Coyne and Joseph Fazio, along with long-time airport critic Rep Steven Rothman (D-N.J.), according to a NATA release. The working group has agreed to comply with a Stage II aircraft ban, a nighttime curfew between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., implementation of a Safety Management System and enhanced security measures.