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NAV Canada looking at security after reporters enter Montreal facility

Nov. 15, 2007, Montreal, Que. - NAV Canada says it is reviewing security procedures after two reporters managed to enter a key air traffic control facility in Montreal unhindered.


November 15, 2007
By The Canadian Press

Nov. 15, 2007, Montreal, Que. – NAV Canada says it is reviewing security procedures
after two reporters managed to enter a key air traffic control
facility in Montreal unhindered.

Ron Singer, a NAV Canada spokesman, said yesterday,  the company takes
security very seriously and is investigating the incident to see if
improvements are needed.

Two reporters from Le Journal de Montreal got into the facility
early Tuesday and made it all the way to a control room without
being challenged.

About 40 air traffic controllers work in the room, plotting
aircraft movement in Quebec and parts of Ontario, the United States
and Nunavut.

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NAV Canada is a privately held company that provides civil air
navigation services, including air traffic control, flight
information and weather briefings.

Le Journal de Montreal says the facility has no guards and is
monitored by cameras feeding to a control room in Ottawa, 180
kilometres away.