At TapJets, anything that makes chartering a private jet more convenient and cheaper is Good News. Finally, Uncle Sam got around to getting your private flights out of NY faster and more efficiently.
Starting July 8, 2021, the FAA will begin implementing new routes specifically designed to assist business aircraft and private charter flights departing from New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB) and New York’s Westchester County Airport (HPN), both near New York City, during times of high traffic congestion or severe weather.
In layman’s terms: No delays, lower cost to charter a private jet, fly higher, and faster.
What does this mean to you as a private jet flier?
The FAA has developed these special procedures considering the performance profiles of turbine-powered business aircraft; the new “escape routes” will only be issued by ATC, with New York coordinating with tower controllers, who will then verify that pilots can fly the assigned route. This makes sense when your New York private jet charter is trying to get out in peak times and when weather is not cooperating.
Special note to private jet pilots: You must fly them as designed; don’t accept the clearance and then ask for directions after launching.” You must also consider aircraft weight and performance parameters, as these routes may utilize steeper climb profiles than usual.
Proper preparation begins with attending a risk profile of your intended destination, including any current issues at the place, such as labor strikes, political unrest, pandemics, or intense weather. If the risk profile means that it is safe to travel to the region but that there is the potential for a crisis, set plans for implementing an extraction or diversion.
Make use of all available tools, including third-party service providers, NBAA AirMail groups, and onsite handlers to get local news. Renew to evaluate the conditions before and during the trip. Also, different situations call for other arrangements and risk management. An emergency departure due to public unrest or a political revolution will need different plans than an emergency departure from a developing state due to a medical concern of a crew member or passenger.
Despite what unique requirements your operation may have, experts advise that all travelers inform the United States embassy in the target country of their private jet travel plans. This includes: knowing where you are staying locally and how the government can contact you while in the state. Utilizing the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) program to send this information enables the local U.S. embassy or consulate to get registered U.S. citizens and nationals in an emergency and offer assistance in certain circumstances.
In extreme situations, think of sending an extra qualified pilot along on a trip. Pilot sickness or injury places all passengers and crew members at risk and possibly makes the business jets a dysfunctional asset.
ATC monitors the position of an aircraft in their assigned airspace by radar and communicates with the pilots by radio. To prevent collisions, ATC enforces traffic separation rules, which ensure each aircraft maintains a minimum amount of space around it at all times. ATC also provides services to all private terminals, military, and commercial aircraft operating within its airspace in many countries. Depending on the type of flight and the class of airspace, ATC may issue instructions that pilots are required to follow or announcements that pilots may, at their discretion, disregard. The pilot in charge is the final authority for the safe operation of the aircraft. It may, in an emergency, deviate from ATC instructions to the extent required to maintain the safe operation of its aircraft.
The main method of guiding the immediate airport environment is a visible observation from the international airport control tower. The tower is a tall, windowed construction located on the airport terrains. The controllers are accountable for the detachment and effective movement of aircraft and transport running on the taxiways and runways of the airport itself and planes in the air near the private aviation, commonly 5 to 10 marine miles (9 to 18 km) depending on the airport systems. A controller needs to carry out the job employing the precise and practical application of rules and guidelines that need flexible arrangements according to differing conditions, often following time constraints. Research that associated stress in the global population and this kind of system especially showed more stress levels for controllers. This distinction can be defined, at least in part, by the aspects of the job.
Inspection displays are also ready to controllers at more substantial airports to assist with regulating air traffic. Controllers may do a radar system called secondary surveillance radar for airborne traffic overtaking and withdrawing. These shows include a map of the area, the position of different aircraft, and data tags with aircraft license, speed, altitude, and other data.
The new routes will be promulgated on the agency’s Operational Information System webpage on August 12. NBAA Air Traffic Services will aid in the rollout of the new courses from the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center.