FAA: U.S. ADS-B Mandate Applies to Foreign Operators

The Jan. 1, 2020 effective date requiring ADS-B Out for operating in certain U.S. airspace applies to foreign-registered aircraft as well as N-numbered aircraft, the FAA stressed in its latest edition of FAA SatNav News. In addition, the agency said, ADS-B Out equipment on non-U.S.-registered aircraft must comply with the same performance requirements laid out for N-numbered aircraft in FAR 91.225 and 91.227.

The publication also contained other ADS-B reminders and clarifications. For example, operators are required to have ADS-B transmitting at all times, including while on the surface of the airport. “By regularly broadcasting position, velocity, and identification information to ATC and other aircraft, situational awareness is improved on the ground and in the air.” Also, GPS receivers used as an ADS-B position source must be compatible—have “approved pairing”—with the installed ADS-B transmitter.

Portable ADS-B Out units are not authorized for several reasons, but mainly because they would not meet the applicable TSO C166b or C154c for installed equipment that is required on aircraft with a standard airworthiness certificate.

Since virtually all business aircraft will fly in Class A airspace, those operators will need a 1090-MHz extended squitter (ES) transmitter. They will also need a 1090ES ADS-B Out transmitter for operations outside U.S. airspace where ADS-B is required.

Source: AIN Online (01/25/2018)


FBOs Are Lifeblood of Business Aviation

Without FBOs, airports would be just fields of runways and ramps devoid of the creature comforts and necessities that business aviation passengers and crew need to accomplish their missions. FBOs are a critically important part of the aviation landscape—the welcome transition between ground and sky.

Throughout the world, the level of service and the quality of amenities and facilities at FBOs varies considerably, and AIN’s annual FBO Survey exists to help stimulate improvements by FBOs to help business aviation thrive and prosper.

Countries that understand the need for FBOs do little to hinder their development. For example, in the U.S., FBOs belong to the sole segment of aviation—ground handling—that is not regulated by the FAA, and thus FBOs are able to serve a huge variety of customers with facilities that are uniquely adapted to each airport.

At busy general aviation airports—Teterboro and Westchester County near New York City or Van Nuys in Southern California are good examples—multiple FBOs are needed to provide all the necessary services. At smaller airfields, a single FBO is all that is needed, in most cases.

And the level of services varies. Some airports attract high-end, large-cabin business jets and clientele with an expectation of stellar service levels. Other airports are more workaday, catering to business aviation traffic that values utility over luxury, and that’s fine, too. Business aviation is, if anything, flexibly able to meet the needs of a wide variety of clients, and the FBO industry reflects this.

AIN launched the FBO Survey in 1981, with the goal of helping the FBO business elevate its game, and also to give readers an opportunity to rate FBOs in a survey that is consistent and transparently conducted. The survey is unique in that it limits participants to just one survey response per FBO, as opposed to others that allow multiple votes by the same respondent.

The AIN survey asks readers to rate the FBOs that they frequent according to five primary categories: line service; passenger amenities; pilot amenities; facilities; and customer service representatives.

AIN invites you to rate the FBOs that you have used during the past year. The survey is live all year long, and you can add your information at any time and even come back to add new responses. But the deadline to vote in the 2018 survey, which will be published in April, is February 9. The more responses the FBO survey gets, the better the resulting information. And it also allows you to express your opinion about your favorite FBOs, or even your least-pleasant experiences during your travels.

FBOs depend on the AIN survey to deliver feedback that helps them improve their service. And we at AINappreciate your help in making our FBO survey a tremendous resource for business aviation.

Source: AIN Online (01/18/18)


TUG Meeting Reminder - Wed, Jan 17, 2018 - Winter Operations

Winter Operations


We will hold our first TUG Meeting of the year on Wed, Jan 17, 2017 at 9:30 am in the Port Authority Conference Room, 90 Moonachie Ave, Moonachie, NJ 07074. Coffee and breakfast breads will be served at 9:00 am, and a luncheon of sandwiches and soft drinks will follow the meeting.

Our agenda is as follows:

• Recognition of Dean Saucier, retiring NBAA Northeast Regional Representive, for his 17 years of effective leadership in defending the rights of the business aviation community, and introduction of his talented successor Brittany Davies.

Huntley Lawrence, PANYNJ Director of Aviation, will provide his perspective on Teterboro Airport operations, past, present and future.

Walter Randa, Leading Edge Deicing Specialists President, will address the latest developments in De/Anti-Icing procedures and technologies, and provide guidance with respect to winter operations.

Renee Spann, PANYNJ KTEB Airport Manager and Scott Marsh, KTEB Manager Airport Operations and Security will provide an Airport Operations update, including 2018 AOA lighting circuit replacement and project to replace taxiway "B" with high-speed "V".

Gary Palm, FAA KTEB ATCT Manager, and Ted Zimmerman, Operations Manager, will present Tower Topics, etc.

Please make every effort to attend and invite others from your organizations. All are welcome!

Our complimentary continental breakfast and luncheon will be catered by Berry Creek Cafe.

For the latest news and information regarding Teterboro Airport, visit our TUG website,

Source: Teterboro Users Group (01/15/18)



ATC Recommendation Re: Flight Plans From KTEB

ATC recommends that operators filing flight plans for flights departing KTEB refrain from filing a SID, as doing so can create unnecessary confusion.

For example, instead of filing “KTEB RUUDY6 RUUDY PARKE …”, instead file “KTEB PARKE …”

ATC will assign a SID based upon the departure flow, and include this assignment in the clearance. Should a change in departure flow occur after receipt of the clearance, ATC will amend the clearance accordingly.

Thanks for your attention.
For the latest news and information regarding Teterboro Airport, visit our TUG website,

Source: Teterboro Users Group (01/08/18)