Teterboro Airport (TEB) has released procedures to be used when its FBOs are at or approaching maximum capacity. These "gridlock procedures" will increase the efficiency of the airport movement and non-movement areas during times of volume constraints.
The airport typically sees a significant increase in air traffic after Labor Day.
Ramp gridlock is defined as "when ramp space at an FBO is constrained to only a few parking spaces remaining or no parking spaces available."
Below are TEB’s recommended procedures:
• When ramp space is severely constrained at a particular FBO(s), all aircraft destined for one of those FBOs will be instructed by ATC to taxi to a holding point on the AOA and contact the FBO prior to ramp arrival acceptance.
• The FBO will advise the pilot of availability of parking and expected delays. If the FBO cannot accept the aircraft, the pilot will be advised to contact airport operations (130.575) for alternate FBO options.
• Attempts to circumvent these procedures may result in further taxi delays.
• It is recommended that operators contact the FBO of choice prior to flying into Teterboro, and notify them of the expected date and time of arrival.
Source: NBAA (09/06/16)
Deer Jet, China’s largest aviation services provider, has become the first FBO operator in the Asia-Pacific region to join the Air Elite Network. By joining the World Fuel Services-sponsored group, Deer Jet will begin accepting the Avcard at eight of its FBOs in mainland China, making them part of a network of 7,600 locations to welcome the aviation credit card.
“More than a new milestone addition, by accepting Avcard, Deer Jet’s FBOs are ensuring that clients receive efficient services at every step of the air travel experience, making it easier for clients to charge fuel, maintenance, charters, catering, flight training and many other aviation services at [our] FBOs,” said Deer Jet chairman and CEO Zhang Peng. “Once again Deer Jet is promoting the upgrading and global competitiveness of China’s business aviation.”
The company also recently received the NBAA Corporate Business Flying Award for 21 years of accident-free flying. According to NBAA records, Deer Jet has amassed nearly 260,000 hours of flying without an accident involving damage to property or injury to people.
Source: AIN Online (09/01/16)