July 21, 2021

The Teterboro Airport (TEB) RNAV (GPS) X Runway 19 approach was recently published and is now in use by NYTRACON. Pilots flying into the New York area airport are encouraged to request the TEB RNAV (GPS) X approach to Runway 19, during night operations. The approach was designed to minimize noise impact on the surrounding area.

Flight management systems and other navigation databases should now include the new approach, which was effective July 1. In a letter to airmen, the NYTRACON said controllers would approve this approach based on weather, traffic volume and ATC workload.

“Pilots flying into Teterboro Airport at night are encouraged to become familiar with this new approach and, if the pilot is comfortable utilizing the new approach, request it when all minimums are met,” said Heidi Williams, NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure. “This approach, which is an offset of the ILS approach to Runway 19, addresses community concerns about noise.”

The RNAV X approach to Runway 19 is the latest result of ongoing efforts between the FAA and industry to reduce noise around the airport, especially at night.

In addition, the RNAV Y Rwy 19 has become the primary approach during daylight operations, so pilots are encouraged to be familiar with both procedures if operating to and from Teterboro.