The control tower, which is open 24 hours a day, was constructed on the east side of the airport by the FAA and went into operation on October 29, 1975. A new tower is in design and expected to enter operations in 2017.
The Runway 6 approach has an Instrument Landing System (ILS) and a Medium Approach Lighting System-R (MALS-R).
The runway 24 approach and is equipped with both PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) and REIL (Runway End Identification Lighting) systems.
Runway 1-19 is 7,000 feet long and 150 feet wide and equipped with HIRL.
Both Runways 1 and 19 are equipped with REILS systems.
The Runway 1 approach is equipped with a VASI system.
The Runway 19 approach has an ILS.
Runway 1-19 was rehabilitated in 2011.
Runway 1 is the preferred runway for noise abatement procedures.
Approximately 4.2 miles of taxiways exist at the airport. Most are 60 feet wide, and many are equipped with centerline lights and edge lighting systems.
Another critical step in our quest to identify and develop innovative improvements in safety at Teterboro Airport includes the installation of the Engineered Materials Arresting System, or EMAS. This technology, which was pioneered by the Port Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration, is comprises of beds of specially designed aerated cement blocks. These blocks crumble under the weight of an aircraft, enabling a plane to stop safely and quickly in an emergency.
The first installation was on the north end of Runway 6-24 in October 2006. Another EMAS installation was installed the south end of Runway 1-19, and a third EMAS is planned for the south end of Runway 6-24.