NAV CANADA looks to streamline operations
November 24, 2020 – Ottawa – NAV CANADA continues to take
steps to safely streamline its operations to help preserve the sustainability
of the country’s air navigation system. The Company is moving forward with
additional adjustments to its services and will be launching level of service
reviews for six air traffic control towers. This includes completing a
rigorous, safety-focused review of air traffic to determine whether airport
advisory services should be offered in lieu of air traffic control.
NAV CANADA must continue to fulfill its commitment to
efficiently run Canada’s air navigation system, ensuring that the services
supplied align with market demands. The following sites were identified for
review as a result of long-term air traffic levels, including prior to the
- Fort McMurray Tower, AB
- Prince George Tower, BC
- Regina Tower, SK
- Sault Ste. Marie Tower, ON
- Whitehorse Tower, YT
- Windsor Tower, ON
Aeronautical studies apply a safety-focused and Transport
Canada regulated process, which NAV CANADA has followed in support of its
globally recognized safety record for more than 20 years. This rigorous,
systematic approach provides for full consultation with all affected
stakeholders, with the key factor being safety.
- A private, non-profit corporation, NAV CANADA provides air
traffic control, airport advisory services, weather briefings and aeronautical
information services for more than 18 million square kilometers of Canadian
domestic and oceanic airspace.
- Under the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization
Act, NAV CANADA recovers its operating expense through service charges from its
customers on a breakeven basis.
- NAV CANADA’s provides services to airlines, air cargo
operators, air charter operators, air taxis, helicopter operators, and business
and general aviation.
- Aeronautical studies consider all relevant factors,
including traffic volume, mix and distribution throughout the day; weather;
airport and airspace configuration; surface activity; and the efficiency
requirements of operators using the service. Formal consultation with
stakeholders is central to all aeronautical studies.
- NAV CANADA’s safety record is irrefutably one of the best in
the world amongst air navigation service providers. We have achieved this
record based on a regulated decision-making approach with safety at the very
core of all that we do.
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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