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NAV CANADA to implement proposed rate reduction

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OTTAWA, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAV CANADA today announced it will proceed with its proposal to decrease existing base rates by an average of 0.4 per cent. This effectively continues the one-year temporary rate reduction that was implemented on September 1, 2017. On average, customers will pay the same rates in fiscal 2019, as they did in fiscal 2018.

The proposal to revise charges was released on May 28, 2018 and was subject to a mandatory consultation period of at least 60 days.

Traffic has grown at a rate greater than forecast in fiscal 2018. Projections for continued growth into next year has allowed the Company to reduce its rates as of September 1, 2018, when last year's 0.4 per cent temporary rate reduction was set to expire. 

The revisions to base rates will vary by service, and are intended to ensure that rates are aligned with anticipated service costs and air traffic and are consistent with the charging principles established in the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act.

The 0.4 per cent average reduction to base rates will become effective on September 1, 2018; the beginning of the Company's fiscal year. For general aviation charges (Annual, Quarterly and Daily - Major Airport charges), the reduction will be implemented on March 1, 2019 consistent with the revision cycle for these charges.

NAV CANADA service charges are levied on airlines and other owners and operators of aircraft to recover the costs of providing air navigation services.

Details of NAV CANADA's revised service charges are available here:

Announcement of Revised Service Charges

​​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.

NAV CANADA is a partner in Aireon LLC, an international joint venture deploying a space based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system that will expand air traffic surveillance to all regions of the globe.

For further information, please contact:

Michelle Bishop
Director, Government and Public Affairs
(613) 563-7520

Ron Singer
National Manager, Media Relations
(613) 563-7303

Media Information Line: 1-888-562-8226

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