NAV CANADA’s response to COVID-19
March 13, 2020 – Ottawa - As the impact of COVID-19 has expanded, NAV CANADA has taken
the necessary measures to ensure that Canada’s air navigation system continues
to operate safely and efficiently. The Company has been implementing
precautionary measures to protect the integrity of Canada’s air navigation
services and the health and safety of employees who operate, maintain and
support our company.
As NAV CANADA manages more than 18 million square kilometres
of Canadian and oceanic airspace, the company plays a vital role in helping
people and supplies reach their destinations. To minimize disruptions to our
service, NAV CANADA is also in regular contact with its customers and other
industry stakeholders to ensure information is shared and acted upon in a
The company has been closely monitoring and following the
recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada to minimize the risk of
exposure and spread of COVID-19. At our facilities across the country, NAV
CANADA has implemented a series of precautionary measures to minimize the risk
of COVID-19 to our employees.
These include actions such as restricting certain building
access, enhancing cleaning and hygiene measures, and enabling and encouraging
those who can to work remotely.
The company is monitoring and responding to the evolving
impacts of COVID-19 in real time and is continuing, as always, to keep safety
as its top priority.
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.
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