The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


Noise-Abatement Programs and Procedure

Teterboro Airport is a general aviation reliever airport located in Bergen County, New Jersey, 12 miles from New York City.

As a reliever airport, Teterboro’s goal is to provide general aviation access to the region, accommodating smaller aircraft that would otherwise cause congestion at the major commercial airports.

Teterboro has a comprehensive noise program that aims to reduce the impact of aircraft noise on surrounding communities. The program includes mandatory noise limits for aircraft departures:

  • 80 dB(A) departure limit on Runway 24 from 2200 to 0700 local
  • 90 dB(A) departure limit on Runway 24 from 0700 to 2200 local
  • 95 dB(A) departure limit on Runways 01, 19 and 06 at all times
  • 95 dB(A) departure limit for helicopters at all times

If an aircraft exceeds an applicable decibel limit by more than 1.0 dB(A) of the limit, a noise violation is issued. A noise violation stays on the record for two years. An aircraft will be banned from the airport if it receives three noise violations within a two-year period.

The Teterboro Airport noise program also includes a voluntary restraint of all non-essential aircraft operations between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

If an operator does not abide by the voluntary restraint, they will receive a letter informing them of the program and reminding them that only essential flights should be conducted during the restraint period.

Please click here to electronically file a noise complaint, or call the Teterboro Airport Noise Hotline at 800-225-1071 or 201-288-8828.

The Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee (TANAAC) is comprised of the locally elected officials or their duly appointed alternates, and members of the aviation community. The primary goal of the committee is to work collaboratively with the airport management and Federal Aviation Administration in an effort to enhance the quality of life of the residents of local communities while ensuring the continued efficient operation of the airport. For more information on TANAAC click on the link below:

Learn more about TANAAC

For reference and information only, the following resources are also available:

TEB Flight Crew Handbook
The TEB Flight Crew Handbook is now available as a free mobile app for tablets and smartphones

Runway 19 Noise Abatement Approach
RNAV GPS approach now available to reduce aircraft noise impacts at nearby Hackensack University Medical Center and surrounding residential areas.

TEB Flight Crew Handbook Mobile App
Helicopters should avoid overflying residential areas near Teterboro Airport whenever possible. Please use the following guidance for helicopter noise abatement:
Helicopter Routes