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Regional Flight Information Centre Announced for London

Wednesday, April 26, 2000 - 00:00

Regional Flight Information Center for Ontario to be established at London International Airport.

London International Airport has been selected by Nav Canada as one of the six new Canadian Flight Information Centers. The responsibilities for delivery of flight information services to pilots for the airspace of Ontario will be provided from a new twenty four hour service to be established in London.

Implementation planning will commence immediately and NAV Canada is expected to invest a total of over $20 million in the six new provincial centers.

Geno Francolini, Chair Greater London International Airport Authority, said " We are pleased that our commitment to establish enhanced services at the Airport and to attract new jobs and economic growth was recognized by Nav Canada in the selection of our Airport to serve the airspace of all of Ontario. London International Airport is the largest airport in Southwestern Ontario and experienced a record 33% increase in air traffic in 1999. Our services and commitment to area economic growth are paying dividends".

John Kime, President London Economic Development Corporation, said " This demonstrates the significant value of the London International Airport as a vital link to economic development of our region. As the London International Airport and it's industries and services continue to grow, we look forward to working together to broaden their contribution to our community. We are extremely pleased to have supported the Airport in attraction of this new investment and creation of new jobs".

Contact:

Steve Baker
President & CEO
London International Airport
519-452-4042

Technical details can be obtained at www.navvanada.ca

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