September 14, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Sky Regional Airlines Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEJF/SKV7558) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported a possible bird strike during its landing on Runway 32. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, inspected the runway, and reported that nothing was found. No impact.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The pilot of a Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GGAO/SPR03) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported foreign object debris (FOD) on Runway 23 after landing. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, inspected the runway, and found bird remains. No strike was reported, no impact on operations.

October 5, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

After departing Runway 05, a CargotJet Airways Boeing 767-328 (C-GVIJ/CJT620) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) reported a skunk on the runway. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) advised, inspected and nothing found. No impact.

September 23, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FHEN/WEN3501) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested that medical assistance meet them at the gate when on approach for Runway 23. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were advised and responded. No impact.

September 16, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZQS/ACA604) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) experienced a bird strike while landing on Runway 32. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, the runway was inspected and 1 sandpiper was removed. No impact.

August 28, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOK/JZA8881) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported a bird strike landing Runway 32. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) were advised, inspected and one dead bird found. No impact.

August 29, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Moncton Flight College Beech C90A (C-GDHS) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) returned to CYHZ due to a strange noise in the aircraft. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised. No impact.

January 15, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ), a vehicle (ESC259) was working on Taxiway Delta with surveyors. Instructed to vacate. Continued to work for 7 to 8 minutes, delaying 3 aircraft on the apron. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) Airport Duty Manager (ADM) was advised.

July 15, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

After departing Runway 32, a 3287473 Nova Scotia Limited Piper PA-28R-200 (C-GWSC) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Debert, NS (CCQ3) advised the tower they may have dropped foreign object debris (FOD) on the runway. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, inspected the runway and found a pitot strap. Aircraft advised. No impact.

June 3, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

While re-positioning from Gate 14 to Gate 27, the pilot of a Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-FLBV/WSW144) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested police to meet the aircraft at the gate due to a "rear cabin smoker". The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised. No impact.

May 7, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

The Terminal Control Unit (TCU) advised the Tower (TWR) that a WestJet encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKWE/WEN3505) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was returning to CYHZ due to a pressurization issue, no assistance required. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) was advised. The aircraft landed safely with no impact.

April 21, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GITU/ACA668) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported a bird strike after landing Runway 23. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) advised, inspected and nothing found. No impact.

February 7, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area, Incursion - runway - vehicle)

The ground controller at the Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ) observed an aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle proceed onto Taxiway Delta and up to the edge of Runway 05/23 without clearance. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), the Moncton (QM) area control centre (ACC), the site manager (SM) and the unit manager were advised. No impact.

February 11, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GORI/EV767) from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) returned to CYHZ due to the altimeter being unserviceable (U/S). No assistance was required. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised. The aircraft landed at 1215Z. No impact.

February 4, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

A Provincial Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPBG/PVL903) from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Charlo, NB (CYCL) reported a bird strike while departing Runway 05. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) conducted an inspection and found nothing. No impact.
UPDATE from operator: Pilot reported that they never actually hit a bird. They had told the tower there was a bird close to the runway.

January 23, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GJVX/ACA611) from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) reported a large flock of birds on the runway intersection while taxiing for departure. The aircraft was delayed for approximately 5 minutes while the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) wildlife patrol scared them away. No other impact.

January 21, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At the Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ) aerodrome, the runway condition reports were received in the tower at 2049Z via fax but were not updated electronically in either the data link automatic terminal information service (D-ATIS) NOTAM database or the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS) weather data entry (WDE). The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) and the Flight Information Centre (FIC) were advised. Impact not known.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At the Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ) aerodrome, the precision approach path indicator (PAPI) 32 was reported as reading incorrectly by multiple aircraft. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised. It was serviceable at 0218Z on January 22. No impact.

December 21, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd Beech 1900D (C-GLHO/EV751) from Charlottetown Airport, PEI (CYYG) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) was pulled up by the tower due to a target appearing on airport surface detection equipment (ASDE) indicating midfield on Runway 23. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised and the runway was inspected. Nothing was found. The aircraft landed with no further impact.

December 1, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At the Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ) aerodrome, the approach (APP) lighting 23 showed fault. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised. CAT II was downgraded to not available (N/A) from 1856Z to 2100Z. No known impact.

November 3, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Porter Airlines Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKQE/POE473) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) reported foreign object debris (FOD) on Runway 14 after landing. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) inspected and found a dead bird. No impact.

September 1, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Bird remains were found on the Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ) Runway 05 by the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) during a routine inspection. No strikes had been reported. No operational impact.

July 8, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FNAJ/ACA661) from Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike when departing Runway 32. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, the runway was inspected and the body of one robin was found. ACA661 was advised. No operational impact.

May 28, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. (C-GDEN/WEN3712) from Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ) to Boston International, MA (KBOS) reported a groundhog on Runway 14 after being cleared for takeoff. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised and removed the animal. WEN3712 was delayed approximately 3 minutes. No other impact.

May 2, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (JZA8882) from Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) advised Halifax (HZ) Terminal Control Unit (TCU) they were returning to CYHZ due to a minor equipment issue. No assistance required. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) advised. The flight landed at 2047Z with no impact.

April 26, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) advised the Halifax Tower that the touchdown zone (TDZ) lights for Runway 23 were out of tolerance for CAT II operations. A NOTAM was issued stating that CAT II was not available (N/A) until 1322Z, when the lights were repaired. No known operational impact.

April 8, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) advised the tower that an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 (ROU1704) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) was diverting to Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ). The flight landed at 0518Z. No impact.

March 19, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWJK/WEN3429) from St. John's Intl., NL (CYYT) to Halifax / Stanfield Intl., NS (CYHZ) was inbound with a medical issue on board. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised. The aircraft landed at 0928Z. No operational impact.

March 17, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEO/WEN3492) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) requested emergency response services (ERS) at Gate 2A due to an ill flight attendant. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) were advised and responded. No impact.

March 7, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJO/WJA248) from Toronto / Lester B. Pearson Intl., ON (CYYZ) to Halifax / Stanfield Intl., NS (CYHZ) requested that medical assistance meet them at CYHZ Gate 24. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were advised. No operational impact.

March 6, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GDEW/WEN3429) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested medical assistance at the gate. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) advised. The aircraft landed at 1029Z. No impact.

March 5, 2018

Incident at 23NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 20 miles final Runway 05, a Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-8K5 (C-FJAU/SWG639) on a flight from Holguin Frank Pais Airport, Cuba (MUHG) to Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) requested paramedics meet them at the gate due to a medical issue with a passenger. No emergency declared. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) advised. The aircraft landed at 0811Z with no operational impact.

February 26, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FNAI/ACA608) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) conducted a weather-related missed approach to Runway 14 at 1846Z. Requested CAT II 23 (NOTAMed as unserviceable). The flight diverted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) had a crane planned for work on the main apron affecting approach minimums and CAT II availability. After ACA608 missed its approach, the tower requested HIAA to return CAT II to service as soon as possible. HIAA advised approximately 10 minutes for CAT II. ACA608 was advised by the terminal control unit (TCU).

January 10, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was advised by multiple aircraft that the precision approach path indicator (PAPI) 32 appeared to be indicating low. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised. Serviceable at 1830Z.

July 18, 2017

Incident at MILLINOCKET ME (MLT) VOR/DME

Halifax, NS (HZ) tower was advised at 1032Z by HZ terminal control unit (TCU) that an Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-GKOD/ACA607) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was returning to CYHZ due to a medical emergency. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised. The flight landed at 1100Z. No impact.

December 11, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing Runway 23 and exiting in Bravo, the pilot of an Evasion Air Elite Beech B100 (C-GSWF) on a flight from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) advised of a flat tire and was disabled. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised and inspected Runway 23. The runway was serviceable at 0020Z. A Jazz Aviation Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (JZA8896) diverted to Runway 32. The aircraft taxied out of Bravo at 0232Z.

November 20, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHNW/ACA609) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a possible bird strike departing Runway 23. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) inspected runway and nothing found. No impact.

November 21, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKQD/POE483) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a possible bird strike departing Runway 32. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) advised, inspected and nothing found. No impact.

Incident at 10NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 0312Z, an Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GORI/EV7766) on a flight from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported a green laser strike 10NM NE of their position (4NM final Runway 32). 911, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), and Moncton (QM) shift manager advised.

Incident at 10NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRJ/JZA8638) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported a green laser strike 10NM NE of their position (4NM final Runway 32). At 0312Z, 911, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), and Moncton (QM) shift manager advised.

November 18, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GDEN/WEN3505) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) reported a possible bird strike departing Runway 32. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, inspected and nothing was found. Several departures were delayed up to 10 minutes for runway inspection.

November 12, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

While taxiing for departure, a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLQV/POE463) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) requested to return to the gate and have Security meet them at the gate due to an unruly passenger. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) advised. No impact.

October 19, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-FIJA/ JZA8896) from Boston, MA (KBOS) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported a bird strike after landing Runway 05. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, inspected and nothing was found. At 0336Z, HIAA Duty Manager advised bird remains were found on the aircraft. No other impact.

October 14, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 1935Z, Halifax joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) called the Halifax (HZ) tower to advise there was an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) at Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ). Nothing was heard in the tower. JRCC called back at 1940Z and advised the ELT belonged to an American registered DH8. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) Duty Manager was advised and the ELT was traced to a DH8 at the Jazz maintenance hangar.

October 12, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWEN/WEN3426) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) reported a light passing by them, possibly an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), to Halifax, NS (HZ) terminal control unit (TCU) at approximately 1000' after departing Runway 32. 911, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) Duty Manager and Moncton, NB (QM) Area control centre (ACC) Shift Manager (via QM Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS)) advised. At 0105Z, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised the tower that they had observed a UAV in the vicinity of Enfield, 3.6 miles N of CYHZ. Tower operations changed from Runway 32 to Runway 05. At 0311Z, HIAA Duty Manager advised extensive search for UAV and/or operator was unsuccessful.

October 5, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing Runway 23 at 0005Z, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZR/JZA8638) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported foreign object debris (FOD) on the runway abeam Charlie. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEO/WEN3506) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) elected to overshoot at 0008Z and have the runway inspected. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) advised, inspected and found nothing. WEN3506 landed at 0020Z. An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GIUB/ACA625) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was delayed for departure by approximately 5 minutes as well.

September 29, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJF/WJA269) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a coyote or fox on Runway 32 at Taxiway Foxtrot while backtracking for departure Runway 32. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) advised. Nothing found.

October 2, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - animal, FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing Runway 32, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GDEN/WEN3421) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported striking a group of small animals. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, runway was inspected and 2 dead raccoons removed. Runway 32 was not available for approximately 15 minutes several arrivals switched to Runway 05.

October 1, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FMZU/ACA612) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported a possible bird strike landing Runway 32. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, runway was inspected and nothing found. No impact.

September 23, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNZ/ JZA8997) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) advised a coyote crossed Runway 32 in front of them after landing. Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised. No impact.

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