Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport

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Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport
Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator DASH-L (Développement Aéroport Saint-Hubert de Longueuil)
Serves Longueuil, Quebec and Greater Montreal
Location Saint-Hubert, Quebec
Built 1928
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 90 ft / 27 m
Coordinates 45°31′05″N 073°25′01″W / 45.51806°N 73.41694°W / 45.51806; -73.41694Coordinates: 45°31′05″N 073°25′01″W / 45.51806°N 73.41694°W / 45.51806; -73.41694
Website www.dashl.ca
Map
CYHU is located in Quebec
CYHU
CYHU
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06L/24R 7,801 2,378 Asphalt
06R/24L 3,922 1,195 Asphalt
10/28 2,791 851 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft movements 118,572

Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport (IATA: YHU, ICAO: CYHU) (French: Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil), also called Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport, is located in the Saint-Hubert borough of Longueuil, Quebec. The airport is located 16 km (9.9 mi) east of Downtown Montreal.

As of 2017, it is ranked as Canada's 15th busiest airport by aircraft movements.[3] This airport mainly serves travelers to Quebec destinations.

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.[1]

History[edit]

In operation since 1928, it was Montreal's first and only airport until the construction of Montréal/Dorval International Airport (now Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau 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.[4]

Pascan Aviation's fixed-base operator lounge in the airport

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.

It was here that the body of Quebec Minister of Labour and Deputy Premier, Pierre Laporte was found during the October Crisis of 1970.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
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

Crashes[edit]

  • 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 approximate 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, injuring the pilot. The other crashed in the parking lot, killing the pilot. The owner of Cargair indicated that both pilots involved in the crash were from China.[5][6]

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