May 2, 2019


An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (ACA442) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) overshot because of traffic, a Gama Aviation Beech B350 (GAJ847) from Stratford/Sikorsky, CT (KBDR) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW), being slow to exit.

February 5, 2017


A Talon Air Beech 300 (TFF106), from Montréal (CYUL), QC, to Stratford (KBDR), CT, lined up on Runway 24L without having received instructions from air traffic control (ATC). No impact on operations.

November 14, 2017


An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (ACA500) on a flight from Chicago/O'Hare, IL (KORD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was overshot on Runway 24L at 1330Z du to the previous arrival, an American corporately registered Cessna 560XL (N600CF) on a flight from Stratford, CT (KBDR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) that slowed for exit at C2 and then missed and was slow on the Runway. ACA500 landed at 1340Z. No operational impact.

May 11, 2016

Incident at LINNG INTERSECTION (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A D.B. Aviation Piper PA -31-350 (C-FNAG) from Burlington, ON (CZBA) to Stratford, CT (KBDR) was climbing to 8,000 feet, when a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-400 (POE120) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Toronto, ON (CYTZ) was descending to 7,000 feet. Conflict was noted during the hand off between the two sectors. Separation was not assured.

August 14, 2014


An American privately registered Pilatus PC-12/47 requested IFR clearance through London flight service station (FSS) from Manitouwadge, ON (CYMG) to Bridgeport, CT (KBDR). The Winnipeg area control centre (ACC) controller issued IFR clearance from CYMG to KBDR. The aircraft contacted the Toronto ACC controller who then determined the aircraft had departed Manitowaning, ON (CYEM). No traffic in the vicinity. No impact on operations.

July 16, 2014


Update AOR 176648-V3: Narrative change: No impact on operations.
Despite having been authorized and read back turning heading 160 when leaving 3000ft, a Gama Charters Cessna 550 (GAJ550) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Bridgeport, CT (KBDR) was observed turning at 2200ft. Impact: Noise abatement procedures were not followed.

August 23, 2011

Incident at approximately 20NM east of Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - potential, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Aircraft navigation/communication equipment)

The 2139382 Ontario Inc. Cirrus SR-22 aircraft (C-FPAV) had just departed on an IFR flight from Toronto (Buttonville) (CYKZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The NetJets Aviation, Inc. Cessna 750 aircraft (operating as flight EJA906) was nearing the conclusion of an IFR flight from Bridgeport (Igor I. Sikorsky) Memorial Airport, CT (U.S.A.) (KBDR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC reported that after departure from runway 30 and a left turn out from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport, the Cirrus aircraft pilot was cleared to an altitude of 3,000 feet. ATC observed the Cirrus aircraft climbing through 3,100 feet and queried the pilot, who indicated an autopilot issue. The aircraft climbed to an altitude of 3,500 feet (which is into the arrival airspace for Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ)) before descending. Traffic was a Cessna 750 aircraft at an altitude of 5,000 feet on the base leg for runway 24R at Toronto (LBPIA). There was no loss of separation.

May 29, 2010

Incident at CYR724

An American registered Piper PA24, enroute VFR from Bridgeport (KBDR) to Moncton (CYQM), contacted the Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) for flight following and appeared on radar at 3,500 ft. just inside the boundaries of CYR724. The controller provided navigational assistance to exit the area and flight following enroute to Moncton CYQM.

November 8, 2007

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Wake turbulence/vortices, ATS operating irregularity)

Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A07Q0233: The Embraer 145 took off from Runway 06R at Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) and was followed by a Cessna 550 Citation that took off from the same runway. Separation between the aircraft on takeoff was reduced to 3.6 NM. The wake turbulence separation required was 4 NM. **** *** **** Mise à jour #1 : Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST #A07Q0233: L'Embraer 145 a décollé de la piste 06 droite de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) et a été suivi du Cessna 550 Citation qui a décollé de la même piste. L'espacement au décollage entre les deux appareils a été réduit à 3.6 milles. L'espacement requis pour éviter la turbulence de sillage était 4 milles.
An operating irregularity occurred when wake turbulence separation was not maintained on departure from Runway 06R at Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) between EGF433, an Embraer 145 operated by American Eagle, conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight to Chicago (KORD) followed by FIV305, a Cessna 550 operated by Citationshares, flying IFR to Bridgeport, CT (KBDR). The two aircraft were 3.6 NM apart. *** *** *** Une irrégularité d'exploitation s'est produite lorsque l'espacement requis pour la turbulence de sillage n'a pas été appliqué au départ de la piste 06 droite de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) entre EGF433, un Embraer 145 exploité par American Eagle qui effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) à destination de Chicago (KORD) suivi de FIV305, un Cessna 550 exploité par Citationshares qui effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments à destination de Bridgeport, CT (KBDR). Les deux appareils étaient à 3.6 milles nautiques l'un de l'autre.

August 18, 2007


Un formation de trois Sikorsky 61 des Forces armées américaines, devaient effectuer un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis Siracuse, NY (KSYR) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau, selon le plan de vol. Les hélicoptères étant en retard, des recherches par voie de communication ont été entreprises. Les trois hélicoptères avaient atterri à Barre, VT (KMPV) et re-décollé vers Bridgeport, CT (KBDR). Le plan de vol entre Syracuse et Montréal/Trudeau n'avait pas été fermé.*** ** *** A formation of three American Armed Forces Sikorsky 61s was supposed to conduct a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Siracuse, NY (KSYR) to Montréal/Trudeau, according to the flight plan. The helicopters were late, so communication searches were initiated. The three helicopters had landed at Barre, VT (KMPV) and taken off again, heading to Bridgeport, CT (KBDR). The flight plan between Syracuse and Montréal/Trudeau had not been closed.

September 2, 2007

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Aerodrome - foreign authorities involved, ATM - other)

A privately-registered Cessna 182T was on a VFR flight from Igor I Sikorsky Memorial Airport Bridgeport CT (USA) (KBDR) to Hamilton (CYHM). The aircraft did not file a flight plan on a flight from the U.S. The pilot advised that he was on flight following. U.S. confirmed that no flight plan had been filed.

August 11, 2007

Incident at CORNWALL REGIONAL ON (CYCC) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Aerodrome - foreign authorities involved, ATM - other)

The American, individually-registered Cessna C-182Q aircraft was on a VFR flight from Jaffrey Airport-Silver Ranch, NH (U.S.A.) (KAFN) to Cornwall Regional Airport (CYCC). The aircraft was flown on a transborder flight but no flight plan information was received. The pilot confirmed that he had filed the flight plan with Bangor Flight Service and had opened the flight with Bridgeport F.S.S. Ops. impact -- unknown. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Aéronef en provenance des USA. Le pilote affirme avoir déposé avec KBGR et activé avec KBDR. Aucun plan de vol reçu.

August 16, 2006

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

N15006, Piper PA28R, enroute from Providence (KPVD) to Charlottetown, filed a VFR flight plan with Bridgeport (KBDR) but did not activate it. The aircraft proceeded transborder without an active flight plan. Nil TSB.

February 27, 2006


C-FRKG, Piper PA31, enroute from Bedford (KBED) to Fredericton (CYFC) contacted Bridgeport (KBDR), airborne at 15:26Z requesting his flight plan be activated. Bangor (KBGR) FSS advised that flight plan was not activated by KBDR. Therefore, the aircraft conducted a cross-border flight without an active flight plan. The aircraft arrived at CYFC at 17:04Z. Nil TSB.

November 21, 2004

Incident at Gander Oceanic approx. 4835N 04720W

TN590DA G3 enroute Bridgeport (KBDR) to Paris (LFPB) at 45,000 feet advised and requested descent to 25,000 feet and turnaround due to a windshield failure at 1817Z. ATC advised unable IFR clearance for descent. TN590DA declared an emergency and followed contingency procedures for descent to 27, 0000 feet. New IFR clearance then issued for the return to KBDR. TSB Case Closed