NAV CANADA Rate Change Upheld by Canadian Transportation
January 23, 2020 – Ottawa - NAV CANADA is pleased with the
decision issued today by the Canadian Transportation Agency upholding the
company’s revised service charges.
The CTA’s decision relates to an appeal by the International
Air Transport Association (IATA), filed in September 2019.
As a not for profit, NAV CANADA’s rates may not be set at a
level exceeding what is required to meet the cost of providing civil air
navigation services. Any profits NAV CANADA generates are re-invested in the
air navigation service to ensure that the company continues to provide Canada
with the safest, most-efficient and cost-effective air navigation services.
CANADA is a private, not-for-profit company, whose revenue comes primarily from
its customers – airlines, air cargo operators, air charter operators, air
taxis, helicopter operators, and business and general aviation. NAV CANADA
receives no government funding. Revenues are generated through customer service
charges, technology sales, and other related commercial activities.
CANADA’s service charges had not increased since 2004. Over the last 15 years,
the company has in fact reduced its rates four times.
- The new
customer service charges were implemented in two phases:
September 1, 2019, NAV CANADA began recovering the cost of domestic space-based
surveillance data services, with an average increase of 0.8 per cent on overall
January 1, 2020, the North Atlantic Enroute charge increased to $155.03 per
flight to recover the cost of providing space-based ADS-B surveillance within
the North Atlantic oceanic airspace.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) provides a full and accurate
real time view of every equipped aircraft, using satellite information to
extend coverage globally.
Canadian Transportation Agency – Decisions and determinations
NAV CANADA: Space Based ADS-B
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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