TEB Good-Neighbor Policy Working

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Stage II business jet operations have dropped by 43 percent and night operations at Teterboro Airport have been cut by 16 percent since operators instituted a voluntary ban on those types of activities two years ago. At a news conference on Tuesday, representatives of the Teterboro Airport Industry Working Group's "Pledge to the Community Program" updated the media on efforts to ease the friction between the airport and its neighbors. "I am quite pleased with the continued progress of the working group's Pledge to the Community Program," National Air Transportation Association President Jim Coyne said. "The significant reduction in Stage II and overnight operations is a testament to the aviation industry's commitment to this critical initiative." Coyne is also co-chair of the program. There are now 300 signatories on the voluntary ban and the group is urging more to join.

In a letter to operators that use TEB, the group says it's "critical we continue the momentum achieved over the last two years," since the establishment of the effort. In addition to the 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and the Stage II ban, the group has resolved to ban aircraft weighing more than 100,000 pounds and to enhance safety and security at the airport.