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COVID-19 Information

NAV CANADA plays a vital role in maintaining the safety of Canada’s skies, and helping passenger and cargo aircraft reach their destinations. We are monitoring and responding to the evolving impacts of COVID-19 in real time, while continuing, as always, to keep safety as our top priority.​

Latest update from NAV CANADA

​NAV CANADA to resume nighttime service at twelve B.C. locations

OTTAWA, July 27, 2020 – NAV CANADA will restore regular nighttime air navigation services at twelve locations in British Columbia, beginning August 4, 2020. This decision was made after considering both the regional public health environment and operational requirements.

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.

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.

Quick Facts

  • Midnight operations will be restored at the following sites.

Aerodrome Advisory Service

Site

Effective Date

Effective Time

Terrace, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Cranbrook, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Fort Nelson, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Fort St. John, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Kamloops, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Penticton, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Port Hardy, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

 

Remote Aerodrome Advisory Service

Site

Effective Date

Effective Time

Sandspit, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Abbotsford, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Victoria, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Kelowna, BC

August 4, 2020

22:00 local

Tofino, BC

August 5, 2020

22:00 local

  •  Pilots can receive detailed information about these new levels of service through NOTAM.
  • ​The temporary suspension of overnight services remains in effect at Prince Albert (Glass Field) SK (CYPA), Red Deer, AB (CYQF), Deer Lake, NL (CYDF), St. Anthony, NL (CYAY), Charlottetown, PE (CYYG), Saint John, NB (CYSJ), and Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY). The need for temporary measures at these remaining sites will continue to be assessed based on the prevailing regional public health environment and operational considerations.
  • Safeguard measures, including enhanced cleaning protocols and restricting visitor access remains in effect at all NAV CANADA operational units.

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Preventing the spread of COVID-19 at NAV CANADA

Safety – now and always – is NAV CANADA’s top priority. To protect the health and safety of employees, the company is closely monitoring and following recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization to minimize the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19. 

The precautionary measures include:

  • Essential employees, those who are in positions that are required to ensure safe air traffic services (control, advisory and system support), are reporting to their usual working position and non-essential employees are being enabled and encouraged to work remotely
  • Increasing measures regarding access to our facilities and travel
  • Enhancing cleaning and hygiene measures​

Operational impacts of COVID-19

At this time, there are no operational impacts as a result of COVID-19. Air traffic across the country continues to operate safely and efficiently.​​​​​

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