NAV CANADA on June 4 cancelled surplus notices to 41 air traffic controllers in area control centres in Gander, Moncton, Montreal and Edmonton. The company explains, based on its close monitoring of air traffic forecasts, these air traffic controllers will remain on the job to provide vital air navigation services as the aviation industry begins its recovery.

“We are proactively taking this action to support our customers as they shift their focus to recovery,” said Ray Bohn, President and CEO. “NAV CANADA remains ready and able to ensure the continued safety of Canada’s airspace as demand for air navigation services grows.”

NAV CANADA explains its workforce planning processes include multiple sources of information, including air traffic forecasts, which are designed to ensure that operations have the required resources to safely manage traffic throughout the pandemic, industry recovery and beyond.

“NAV CANADA will play a pivotal role in the sector’s recovery and remains committed to protecting the safety of the travelling public now and in the future,” said Bohn.

Established in 1996, NAV CANADA is a private, not-for-profit company, 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.

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