NAV CANADA to implement proposed rate reduction
August 7, 2018) – NAV CANADA today announced it will proceed with its proposal
to decrease existing base rates by an average of 0.4 per cent. This effectively
continues the one-year temporary rate reduction that was implemented on
September 1, 2017. On average, customers will pay the same rates in fiscal
2019, as they did in fiscal 2018.
The proposal to revise charges was released on May 28, 2018 and
was subject to a mandatory consultation period of at least 60 days.
has grown at a rate greater than forecast in fiscal 2018. Projections for
continued growth into next year has
allowed the Company to reduce its rates as of September 1, 2018, when last
year’s 0.4 per cent temporary rate reduction was set to expire.
revisions to base rates will vary by service, and are intended to ensure that
rates are aligned with anticipated service costs and air traffic and are consistent
with the charging principles established in the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act.
The 0.4 per cent average reduction to base rates will become effective on
September 1, 2018; the beginning of the Company’s fiscal year. For general
aviation charges (Annual, Quarterly and Daily - Major Airport charges), the
reduction will be implemented on March 1, 2019 consistent with the revision
cycle for these charges.
NAV CANADA service charges are levied on airlines and other owners and
operators of aircraft to recover the costs of providing air navigation
NAV CANADA's revised service charges are available here:
Announcement of Revised Service Charges
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.
NAV CANADA is a partner in 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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