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Four NAV CANADA employees capture international awards

Oct. 25, 2013, Ottawa - NAV CANADA has announced that four employees have been presented with awards from the Washington D.C. based Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA).

October 25, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

These awards recognize outstanding achievements or outstanding contribution to the air traffic control system.

The award winners include:

Roddy Mick, Air Traffic Controller, Toronto Area Control Centre (ACC)      
The Andy Pitas Memorial Award                                              
This Medallion Award is presented to an individual or group who provided   
flight assistance in the previous year that resulted in the safe recovery of
an emergency aircraft through the application of exceptional air traffic   
Jason Shadbolt, Data Systems Coordinator, Moncton ACC                      
William A. Parenteau Memorial Award                                        
This is a Medallion Award presented to an individual for an outstanding achievement or contribution during the previous year which has added to the quality, safety or efficiency of air traffic control.                      
Wade Adams, Flight Service Specialist Team Supervisor, Gander International
Flight Service Station                                                     
The ATCA Air Traffic Control Specialist of the Year Award Award presented to an individual civilian air traffic control specialist who has during the previous year performed in an exemplary or extraordinary manner in support of air traffic control.                                  
Bob Lyle, Technical Operations Coordinator, Toronto ACC                    
The ATCA Airway Transportation Systems Specialist of the Year Award        
Award presented to an individual military or civilian airway facilities technician acting in a non-supervisory capacity who has, during the previous year, performed in an exemplary or extraordinary manner in support of air traffic control.
"On behalf of all of us at NAV CANADA, I offer Bob, Jason, Roddy and Wade a hearty congratulations," said John Crichton, NAV CANADA President and CEO. "We are pleased that their dedication and excellence has been duly honoured by the premier international association for air traffic control."

"We are very proud of the achievements of our ATCA Award recipients," said Rudy Kellar, NAV CANADA Executive Vice President, Service Delivery. "To have four award winners from NAV CANADA says a lot about our commitment to safety and service. It is noteworthy that they represent different but equally important areas of service that the Company delivers; air traffic control, flight service, operations and technical operations.


The awards were presented on October 21, 2013 at the ATCA 58th Annual Conference & Exposition's Awards Luncheon in National Harbor, Maryland.


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