NAV CANADA reports April traffic
(Ottawa, May 16, 2017) - NAV CANADA
announced today its traffic figures for the month of April 2017 as measured in
weighted charging units for enroute, terminal and oceanic air navigation
services, in comparison to the last fiscal year.
The traffic in April 2017 increased by an average of 6.4 per
cent compared to the same month in 2016.
Fiscal 2017 year-to-date traffic has been 5.1 per
cent higher than in the prior fiscal year. NAV CANADA’s fiscal year runs from
September 1 to August 31.
Weighted charging units represent a traffic measure that reflects the number of
flights, aircraft size and distance flown in Canadian airspace.
The information contained in this news release is also available in graph form.
About NAV CANADA
NAV CANADA is a private, not-for-profit company, established in 1996, providing air traffic control, airport advisory services, weather briefings and aeronautical information services for more than 18 million square kilometres of Canadian domestic and international airspace.
The Company is internationally recognized for its safety record, and technology innovation. Air traffic management systems developed by NAV CANADA are used by air navigation service providers in countries worldwide.
We are a founding partner of Aireon LLC, an international joint venture deploying a space based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system that will expand air traffic surveillance to all regions of the globe.
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