NAV Canada traffic figures for the month of February 2016 as measured in weighted charging units for enroute, terminal and oceanic air navigation services, in comparison to the last fiscal year, showed an increase of an average of 5.9 percent compared to the same month in 2015.
Excluding the effect of an extra day for leap year, traffic growth for the month was 2.2 percent.
Fiscal 2016 year-to-date traffic was 4.0 percent higher than in the prior fiscal year. NAV Canada´s fiscal year runs from September 1 to August 31. Excluding the effect of leap year, year-to-date traffic grew 3.5 percent.
Weighted charging units represent a traffic measure that reflects the number of flights, aircraft size and distance flown in Canadian airspace.
NAV Canada is the country´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.