Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport
Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil
|Operator||DASH-L (Développement Aéroport Saint-Hubert de Longueuil)|
|Serves||Longueuil, Quebec and Greater Montreal|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||90 ft / 27 m|
In operation since 1928, it was Montreal's first and only airport until the construction of Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montréal/Dorval International Airport). On 1 August 1930, the R100 airship arrived after what was possibly the first non-stop passenger-carrying powered flight across the North Atlantic to land in Canada. As of 2014, it is Canada's second busiest general aviation airport, behind Boundary Bay, and is ranked as Canada's 9th busiest airport by aircraft movements. This airport mainly serves travellers to Quebec destinations.
The airport was divided into two sides, a military side along with the Pratt & Whitney Canada facility (facing runway 06L/24R) and a civilian side (facing runway 06R/24L). Today the military base, the former RCAF Station St Hubert, has ceased operations, but the Armed Forces still use the base as a garrison comprising the tactical helicopter unit, 438 Squadron and 34th Service Battalion. The ex-Pratt & Whitney hangar is owned and operated since 2012 as the largest FBO on the airport by an AvFuel branded dealer: CYHU H-18 Services Inc.
Following the new National Airports Policy announced by Transport Canada in 1994, ownership of the airport was transferred to a private corporation, Développement de l'aéroport Saint-Hubert de Longueuil (DASH-L), on 1 September 2004.
The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.
Airlines and destinations
|Pascan Aviation||Bagotville, Baie-Comeau, Bonaventure, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Mont-Joli, Quebec City, Roberval, Rouyn-Noranda, Sept-Îles, Toronto–Billy Bishop, Val-d'Or, Wabush|
Accidents and incidents
- On March 29, 2016, a Mitsubishi MU-2 crashed after leaving the airport, killing former Minister of Transport Jean Lapierre.
- On March 17, 2017, about 13:00 EDT (17:00 UTC, a midair collision occurred on the southeastern side of the airport, over the city of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. The two planes collided at an approximative altitude of 1,100 ft (340 m) over the Promenades Saint-Bruno, Both aircraft were Cessna 152, owned by Cargair, a flight training school. One plane crashed on the rooftop of the shopping mall and was injured. The other crashed in the parking lot and was killed. The owner of Cargair indicated that both pilots involved in the crash were from China.
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- "1 dead after planes collide above shopping centre on Montreal's South Shore". CBC News. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- "'Papa November Papa, are you listening?': Air traffic control's frantic message before Saint-Bruno crash". CBC News. 18 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.