CBAA Launches Letter Campaign for CYUL Access

 - September 23, 2019, 4:20 PM

The Canadian Business Aviation Association is asking operators who use Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (CYUL) to write letters to the airport authority to express their concern over a night arrivals ban on all general aviation airplanes during runway work. According to Notam 09/117 issued on Friday, all runways are unavailable for landings by GA airplanes from 8 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday. The ban is in effect while runway renovations are underway—until around mid-December.

“Despite our efforts, which to date have included communications with the chair of Aéroports de Montréal and direct discussions between CBAA and members Skyservice and Innotech-Execaire, and the operations staff at CYUL, our concerns—and our Nav Canada-accepted solution—have been ignored,” CBAA contended. Addressing operators, the association said, “We need your direct intervention to ensure this issue gets attention and is quickly resolved.”

To facilitate operators’ communications with CYUL, the association has drafted template guidance letters that can be adapted and customized, based on different types of operation: corporate flight departments, flight management companies, and business aircraft owner/operators.

Previously, another letter-writing campaign organized by the CBAA proved successful for similar constraints facing GA operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport.