New Jersey's Teterboro Airport is in a strategic location to serve the New York metro area, but that location raises noise, security, and safety issues with airport neighbors. A group was created to mitigate concerns. Called the Teterboro Airport Industry Working Group, its members have made voluntary pledges that mostly affect jet operators. AOPA, as a member of the group, has emphasized the need to provide light aircraft access to the airport. In addition, AOPA pushed for the inclusion of the AOPA Airport Watch program as part of a security improvement pledge. The group is comprised of FBOs, airport users and tenants, and industry groups that will work voluntarily with the airport owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.).
October 6, 2006