The flight service station (FSS) at Fredericton International Airport in Canada will be converted into an air traffic control tower to manage increased traffic, under a new proposal by NavCanada, the national navigation services provider.

The decision was taken following the completion of a study and consultations launched in early May 2009 to measure the air navigation service requirements of the airport in view of recent significant increases in traffic.

The flight service station currently facilitates safe and efficient airport traffic movements at moderate air traffic levels through the provision of the airport advisory service.

The new airport control service is expected to be phased in on 17 December 2009.