4-Nov-2009 11:49 AM

NAV Canada to invest USD1.3 billion to upgrade Canadian ATC systems

NAV Canada announced plans to invest USD1.3 billion to upgrade the country’s existing air traffic control systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve airspace capacity (Airport Technology, 03-Nov-2009). The new system is expected to result in USD50 million in fuel cost savings and a reduction of 131,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the next eight years. The upgrade project includes the installation of new GPS satellite surveillance system, which allows up to 16 flights to occupy the same airspace.