OTTAWA, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAV CANADA today announced a tentative agreement has been reached with the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA) representing approximately 1970 air traffic controllers. 

The tentative agreement is subject to the union ratification process which we expect to be completed before the end of May. NAV CANADA will not be commenting until the agreement is ratified.

NAV CANADA is a private, not-for-profit company, established in 1996, providing air traffic control, airport advisory services, weather briefings and aeronautical information services for more than 18 million square kilometres of Canadian domestic and international airspace. 

The Company is internationally recognized for its safety record, and technology innovation. Air traffic management systems developed by NAV CANADA are used by air navigation service providers in countries worldwide.

We are a founding partner of Aireon LLC, an international joint venture deploying a space based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system that will expand air traffic surveillance to all regions of the globe. 

For further information, please contact:

Michelle Bishop
Director, Government and Public Affairs
(613) 563-7520

Ron Singer
National Manager, Media Relations
(613) 563-7303

Media Information Line: 1-888-562-8226