NAV CANADA restores nighttime service across the country
OTTAWA, September 2, 2020 – NAV CANADA today announced that
it will restore regular nighttime air navigation services in Red Deer, AB and
Prince Albert, SK beginning September 3, 2020. With this announcement, regular
nighttime service will now be restored across the country.
In May 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic NAV CANADA temporarily suspended overnight air navigation services at 18 facilities,
including air traffic control towers, flight service stations and locations
which receive remote airport aerodrome advisory service. These measures reduced
the exposure of NAV CANADA’s essential employees to the coronavirus, while
ensuring that critical air navigation services remained available when they
were most needed.
After considering both the regional public health
environment and operational requirements, the temporary suspension of overnight
air traffic services has been gradually lifted at all 18 facilities.
NAV CANADA remains fully committed to safeguarding the
health of our employees and the resiliency of our services. The company will
remain vigilant and regularly reassess the COVID-19 situation.
- Midnight operations will be restored at the following sites.
Red Deer, AB
September 3, 2020
Prince Albert, SK
September 3, 2020
- Pilots can receive detailed information about these new
levels of service through NOTAM.
- The need for temporary measures at sites will continue to be
assessed based on the prevailing regional public health environment and
- Safeguard measures, including enhanced cleaning protocols
and restricting visitor access remains in effect at all NAV CANADA operational
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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