The Moncton and Gander Airspace
The Moncton FIR is made up of the airspace above the Atlantic Provinces of Canada; namely Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.Our airspace is busy due to the large amount of traffic en-route between Europe and North America.
The weather is a significant factor in the FIR with significant FOG events during the spring, summer and early fall, followed in the winter with significant snowfalls, weather even the most seasoned pilot will find challenging.
Almost all the Moncton FIR is class E airspace from 2200ft AGL, except northern parts of New Brunswick which are uncontrolled below 12'500ft. The airspace above the Atlantic Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, covers some rather inhospitable land, and large parts of the airspace are class G below FL180.
There is a high amount of restricted areas within the FIR. Most are active only by NOTAM, but the Restricted zone around CFB Gagetown (CYR724/725) is constantly active up to FL250, which makes going around it necessary. The restricted areas around Goose Bay are dependent on NOTAMs, and many have different levels of activity.
North Atlantic Tracks (NAT) start and end in Moncton airspace. When Gander Oceanic is offline, the FIR is resonsible for issuing oceanic clearances.
Service within the Moncton FIR is provided in English only.
The menu's on the left will provide you with information and procedures for controlling or flying within the FIR. If you require further information please contact our division staff.