Takeoffs / Landings
What are we tracking?
The Brandon Municipal Airport (YBR) records all aircraft movements. Every approach and departure is counted which includes all take-offs and landings at the Airport. We record movements for all scheduled, itinerant, training, corporate and Medivac aircraft that use the airport.
How are we measuring this?
Aircraft movements are recorded daily by NAV CANADA Flight Service Specialists (tower staff), compiled into a report and sent to the Airport on a monthly basis.
What progress are we making?
• Annual movements at YBR have been around 20,000 per year. In 2017, we saw an increase to 24,000.
• Each landing generates revenue for the airport so the more landings we receive, the more revenue we generate and with that revenue, we can plan airport improvements.
• To increase our annual movements, we are considering the re-opening a third runway, as a grass strip, to be available for use by gliders and small tail-wheeled aircraft.