Windsor’s Air Traffic Control Tower Will Not Close, NAV Canada Announces

Thursday April 15th, 2021

Posted at 1:38pm

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Air traffic control services will be continuing at Windsor’s air traffic control tower, the agency responsible for air traffic control across the country, NAV Canada, announced Thursday afternoon.

“After considerable consultation with airlines, airports, industry associations, local officials and internal stakeholders, NAV Canada has elected to limit changes to services across the country,” the company said in a statement. “NAV Canada is committing that there will be no site closures at air traffic control towers or flight service stations across the country.”

The company says their announcement means they will maintain air traffic control services in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Prince George, British Columbia, Regina, Saskatchewan, Saint-Jean, Quebec, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and Windsor, Ontario.

NAV Canada says their aeronautical studies, which are still in progress, will “consider other alternatives to safely streamline operations, including changes to hours of operation.” They say they will suspend aeronautical studies currently underway related to remote or northern locations until further notice.

The company launched 29 aeronautical studies last fall, some of which recommended the reduction or discontinuation of air traffic control services in several municipalities across the country.

NAV Canada says they will “continue to provide the air navigation services required to support industry today and throughout recovery.”

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