[Avionics Magazine 11-23-2016] Canadian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Nav Canada has announced plans to increase its capital expenditures next year to invest $170 million in Air Traffic Control (ATC), airport advisory and flight information services. This will be $40 million more than the company’s typical annual average.
Air traffic controllers at work. Photo: Nav Canada.
A lot of the capital expenditure from now to 2019 will focus on key facilities, including Area Control Centers (ACC), ATC towers and Flight Service Stations (FSS). In addition to the expansion, refurbishment or replacement of these facilities, Nav Canada will also continue to upgrade power systems and make important investments in air traffic management technology and new business systems.
A significant amount will also be dedicated to modernizing critical elements of the communications, navigation and surveillance infrastructure, including continued investment in space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).
Over the past 20 years, Nav Canada has invested more than $2 billion in new technology and facilities.