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Aircraft movement statistics: Small airports, August 2017

Released: 2017-12-08

Take-offs and landings at 126 Canadian airports without air traffic control towers reached 74,765 movements in August.

Ten airports accounted for 39% of the month's activity: Peterborough, Ontario (5,979 movements); Pickle Lake, Ontario (3,656); Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (3,048); Drummondville, Quebec (2,686); Barrie-Orillia-Lake Simcoe Regional, Ontario (2,566); Quesnel, British Columbia (2,394); Red Lake, Ontario (2,357); Trois-Rivières, Quebec (2,150); Sherbrooke, Quebec (2,121); and Collingwood, Ontario (2,056).

  Note to readers

This survey collects data on itinerant and local aircraft movements at airports without a NAV CANADA Air Traffic Control Tower or a NAV CANADA Flight Service Station.

An aircraft movement is defined as a take-off, a landing, or a simulated approach by an aircraft.

Data for the same month in the previous year may have been revised.

Annual estimates are released each year.

The data in this monthly release are not seasonally adjusted.


Additional analytical information is now available in "Monthly Aircraft Movements: Small airports - Airports Without NAV CANADA Towers or Flight Service Stations, August 2017," as part of the service bulletin Aviation (Catalogue number51-004-X).

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