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Nav Canada Cuts Customer Charges

By Tish Drake | April 13, 2007
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Canadian civil air navigation officials are proposing a 3 percent reduction in its customer service charges, effective Sept. 1, 2007, saying its cost control efforts and traffic growth are paying off. Nav Canada said this is the second consecutive year that the Company has reduced its charges, following a reduction in charges of 1.8 per cent on average that came into effect September 1, 2006. With this proposal, overall NAV CANADA service charges will have grown only 7 percent since they were fully implemented in 1999 –– an estimated 13 percentage points below the growth in inflation. “Our goal is to keep the growth in costs below the rate of growth in traffic, and therefore place ourselves in a position to continue to reduce service charges over the long term,” said John Crichton, Nav Canada President and CEO. Making way for the forecast influx of very light jets, Nav Canada also unveiled a proposal to extend its daily and movement-based charges to jet aircraft weighing three tonnes or less, effective March 1, 2008. These proposals are subject to the mandatory notice and consultation period required by legislation.

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