Nav Canada To Revise Service Charges

 - April 17, 2007, 10:48 AM

Nav Canada on Friday proposed a 3-percent reduction in its customer service charges, effective September 1. This is the second consecutive year that the country’s ATC provider has cut its charges, following a reduction of 1.8 percent on average that took effect last September. With this proposal, overall service charges will have grown 7 percent since they were fully implemented in 1999, an estimated 13 percentage points less than the growth in inflation, Nav Canada said. With the introduction of very light jets (VLJs) Nav Canada also proposed to implement a new $140 daily fee, as well as movement-based charges on jet aircraft weighing three metric tons (6,614 pounds) or less, effective March 1 next year. “These changes are in recognition of the entry of jet aircraft into lower weight categories originally occupied by propeller aircraft,” the agency explained. Comment deadline on the proposals is June 22.