Our COPA National office was informed last week that NAV Canada is launching “Aeronautical Studies on the current Level of Service(s)” provided at twenty-four airports across Canada. They have stated publicly that they want to engage with “stakeholders” such as GA and flight training units at the potentially affected airports. Below are links to the various studies that affect us in Saskatchewan, and our surrounding provinces MB and AB. You will see Buffalo Narrows and Prince Albert on the SK list.
Your staff at our COPA National Headquarters location in Ottawa will compile your inputs and provide the national COPA input to NAV Canada on our members behalf. In order to ensure that we have the best possible data and information from our members at the listed sites.
Many of the proposed reductions would or could impact Flight training units, night flight operations and winter operations.
The safety of winter-time operations could adversely affected by reductions in NAV Canada personnel numbers who are currently providing METAR SPECI (human) weather observations and inputs for TAFs and other services such a runway surface reports and vehicle control services. In all likelihood human METARs would be replaced by AWOS systems.
You can send your responses to Peter Campbell at our COPA HQ in Ottawa, our Director of External Relations. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact Candace at email@example.com or 306-621-7181 .
The links to the NAV Canada web site that has the studies for SK (two airports) provides links to the Terms of Reference (TORs) for each airport study are here:
The links to the NAV Canada web site that has the studies for Manitoba (five airports) provides links to the Terms of Reference (TORs) for each airport study are shown below:
For review of local airports in AB:
The links to the NAV Canada web site that has the studies for Alberta (five airports) and NWT (two airports) and provides links to the Terms of Reference (TORs) for each airport study are here:
Red Deer, AB
High Level, AB
Fort McMurray, AB
Peace River, AB