Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - other)


2008-11-07: Following a power failure that occurred when the generator was being inspected from 0235Z to 0312Z, the Quebec City (CYQB) FIC lost use of the national voice communications system (NVCS), FSS Weather Graphics System (FWGS), the multi-purpose information display system (MIDS), the ACD and facsimile system as well as all frequencies. The impact on ATC operations is unknown. The Quebec City control tower also lost the use of the national voice communications system (NVCS), the Nav Canada auxiliary radar display system (NARDS), the extended computer display system (EXCDS), the World Wide TAAM User Group (TUG), the total airport and airspace modeller (TAAM) and the operational information display system (OIDS). With regard to the control tower, there was no impact on ATC operations due to the time of the incident and because there was very little traffic.
2008-11-17: Update #2: According to 101502-V2, this event occurred when the uninterruptible power system (UPS) failed as a result of a scheduled maintenance.
2008-11-10: Update #1: The OPI was changed to ANS and Airspace.


CADORS Number 2008Q3006
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2008-11-07 - 02:35
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQB
Geographic Location Quebec, Canada, North America, Quebec Region, Québec/Jean Lesage Intl (CYQB)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 101502-V2
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Aerodrome,ATM/CNS
Events Aerodrome - power failure,ATM - other

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