Sault calls for Nav Canada to keep airport control tower open

March 2, 2021
Sault College, which has recently expanded and improved its aviation program, is pushing for Sault Ste Marie Airport’s control tower to remain open so that it can train its aviation students. Nav Canada, which owns Canada’s civil air navigation system, has announced plans to close seven airport control towers, including the one that Sault students use throughout their training. Without the tower, students would have to fly to other cities to gain control zone experience. “So, we’ve made major investments, and we’ve added staff, and we intend to increase our flying hours annually,” said Sault president Ron Common, “all creating a stronger argument why the control tower needs to stay where it is.” Northern Ontario Business (ON)