April 30, 2012 11:00 ET

NAV CANADA Projects 20 Million Metric Tons of GHG Emission Reductions to 2020

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2012) - NAV CANADA, the country's air navigation service provider, today released a report detailing its progress in efforts to reduce aviation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through improvements to air traffic flows.

The report projects fuel and GHG emissions savings of $7 billion and 20.6 million metric tons between 1997 and 2020 from collaborative initiatives between the air navigation service provider and its customers to improve flight efficiency.

"I am incredibly proud of the progress we continue to make together on these important issues," said John Crichton, NAV CANADA President & CEO. "The expansion of surveillance, combined with new air traffic management tools and onboard navigational technologies are enabling efficiency improvements that substantially reduce fuel burn and benefit the environment."

The report, entitled Collaborative Initiatives for Emissions Reductions (CIFER) Status Update 2012, is released annually by NAV CANADA and provides updates on individual initiatives and forecasts estimated achievable benefits. Efficiency programs currently in place and plans for the future are detailed.

Marking 15 years as Canada's private sector civil air navigation services provider, with operations from coast to coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.

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