thenoflyzone Posted January 30, 2019 Share Posted January 30, 2019 Nav Canada, last year, launched a review of air traffic services at Mirabel airport, in order to determine if the level of service provided is adequate for future demand and traffic growth. The control tower has been manned by FSS (flight service specialists) on a 24h basis since December 2008. Transport Canada has now approved the change in level of service and air traffic controllers will soon provide control tower services to aircraft at YMX once again. An official timeline for the change hasn't yet been released, but is expected soon. This is very good news, and something airlines/companies that have been operating at YMX have wanted for a long time. For anyone wondering what is the difference between an FSS and ATC, here are two links describing each job function. https://takecharge.navcanada.ca/careers/fss/ https://takecharge.navcanada.ca/careers/ Just like YHU, the plan is for controllers to staff the tower during the day, and FSS to take over during night-time. YUL tower is staffed by ATC on a 24h basis. YMX handled 65,000 aircraft movements in 2017. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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