NAV CANADA launches new air traffic control service at YMX International
Aerocity of Mirabel
January 30, 2020 – Mirabel – Recognizing that air traffic at YMX
International Aerocity of Mirabel was steadily rising, NAV CANADA began an
aeronautical study to assess the needs of this growing region in 2017.
NAV CANADA’s mission is to deliver a safe, efficient and cost-effective
air navigation service from coast to coast to coast. The company regularly
examines the services it offers across the country, responding to changing
The YMX aeronautical study assessed the amount of air traffic and its
distribution throughout the day; airport and airspace configuration; and more.
As a result, starting January 30, 2020, airport control service will now be
offered during peak periods of the day.
“With the growth in traffic, expanding the services at YMX International
Aerocity of Mirabel ensures we are meeting the needs of our aviation customers
and continue to maintain the highest level of safety in our skies,” said Lyne
Moreau, General Manager of the Montréal Flight Information Region, NAV CANADA.
“YMX International Aerocity of Mirabel has become a world-renowned
aeronautical park, resulting in an increase in air movements for the various
partners that have made it their home. The reopening of the control tower
illustrates the dynamism and vitality of YMX and demonstrates its strong
development potential,” said Stéphane Lapierre, Vice President, Airport
Operations and Air Services Development. “This is excellent news, which also
sets the stage for the aero-logistics hub project announced last spring to
improve and expand logistics activities on the site.”
- Effective January 30,
2020 NAV CANADA has expanded its services at the YMX International Aerocity of
Mirabel to offer airport control service at certain times of day:
- Airport control service
will be offered for 16 hours a day from 06:00h to 22:00h
- Airport advisory
services will be offered for the remaining 8 hours from 22:00h to 06:00h.
- Weather observation
services will continue to be offered 24 hours a day.
- A NAV CANADA
aeronautical study for YMX showed over 69,000 aircraft movements in 2017 and
exceeded 72,000 movements in 2018.
- Pilots should be
prepared for the type of service being offered when they are arriving and
departing at YMX, as well as understanding their responsibilities.
- If a pilot is arriving
or departing when airport control services are offered, he or she must follow
the directions of the air traffic controllers, and all related procedures.
- When airport advisory
services are offered, pilots must use the information provided by the flight
service specialists to make safe and responsible decisions as they arrive and
depart the airport.
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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