CYXU Going Class “C”

From NavCanada:

NAV CANADA, the country’s provider of civil air navigation services, recently completed an aeronautical study of the airspace in the London, Ontario area. The study recommended a change to the airspace classification at the London Airport.

A Control Zone classification change from Class D to Class C transponder mode C required) will enable more effective and efficient provision of air traffic control (ATC) services at the London Airport.

This change will take effect March 12, 2009 at 09:01 Coordinated Time Universal Time (UTC). The appropriate aeronautical publications will be amended.

Official announcement is in this “PDF”:http://www.navcanada.ca/ContentDefinitionFiles/Newsroom/ServiceProjectAnnouncements/2009/an0114d_en.pdf.

2 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    As a center controller, Im happy to hear about this… the more people using mode C, the better! This will prevent all the planes from the London’s clubs from coming and requuesting entry into Toronto’s class C airspace without mode C. Rules like this make the skies safer for everyone.

  2. Matt says:

    I couldn’t agree more with you Joe. I guess I will have to make a flight out that way to test out the new airspace classification!