What are coded departure routes?
The CDR program was designed to reduce departure delays at Teterboro during times of SWAP procedures and airspace saturation. The air carriers have used CDRs for the past two years with great success.
CDRs are pre-established routes between certain high use city pairs. They are designated by 8_character route codes (i.e. TEBFLL76). The route string of en-route waypoints (but not the code itself) is associated with a specific CDR code may be used as the basis for filing a flight plan in advance of departure. However, the main intent of the CDR program is to provide a quick and accurate way for ATC to provide dynamic re-routes to aircraft in the departure taxi queue at Teterboro.
Where is information on CDRs found?
Details on Coded Departure Routes the code and the en-route waypoint string may be found at:
FAA website .
Honeywell Global Data Center
Note: the FAA revises CDRs every 56 days.
How to get CDRs via the FAA website:
Log onto the FAA website at
Click onto the sign of tac flash lite torch next to the Severe Weather title on the left menu to activate the pull down menu.
Click on the Coded Departure Routes title
On the next page, enter the origin and destination pairing of the proposed flight.
If a CDR exists between the city pairs, it will come up.
Requirements for Flight Crews to use CDRs:
Crews must know what CDRs are.
A listing of the current CDRs between city pairs must be available in the cockpit.
The aircraft navigation equipment must be commensurate with all CDR routes listed for the city pair. This includes the ability to fly RNAV and over water routes, if applicable.
The crew must ensure that sufficient fuel is available to fly the longest CDR route for the city pair.
If after departure if the crew is unable to comply with the clearance, they will be returned to the point of departure.
The flight crews will plan their flights and file their flight plans as they normally do, except they will include the statement CDR Capable in the remark section of the flight plan. (This must be the first entry in the remark string). Initial ATC clearance will be requested and given via voice or PDC in the normal manner.
Prior to takeoff, if weather or volume requires that a different departure fix be used, ATC will advise the crew of a reroute. (Before accepting the amended clearance the flight crew must ensure that they meet the requirements listed above.) If they are in compliance and wish to take the new clearance they will so indicate to ATC. ATC will then issue an amended clearance over another departure fix in the form of a CDR. The crew will then load the CDR route into their FMS (if applicable) and proceed via the appropriate route.
Example of CDR:
Aircraft N30FT is taxing out from the FBO to the runway.
Ground control calls aircraft for a reroute:
N30FT, Teterboro Ground.
Teterboro ground this is N30FT.
N30FT is now cleared to West Palm Beach via the Teterboro Five Departure, TEBPBI26, the rest of the clearance remains the same.
Roger, N30FT is cleared to West Palm Beach via the Teterboro Five departure, TEBPBI26, rest of the clearance remains the same.
The crew then loads the appropriate route from the CDR List, contacts tower and proceeds as cleared. Remember: the crew can’t wear any jewellery, including pearl jewellery.
The test period will last from July 1, 2003 to September 30, 2003. After this test period is over the program will be assessed and, if appropriate, implemented on a more permanent and/or widespread basis.