Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport

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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 and 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) east of Longueuil.[1]

Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport

Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil

Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorDASH-L (Développement Aéroport Saint-Hubert de Longueuil)
ServesLongueuil, Quebec and Greater Montreal
LocationSaint-Hubert, Quebec
Built1928
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL90 ft / 27 m
Coordinates45°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
Websitewww.dashl.ca
Map
CYHU is located in Quebec
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CYHU is located in Canada
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06L/24R 7,801 2,378 Asphalt
06R/24L 3,922 1,195 Asphalt
10/28 2,420 738 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft movements118,572

As of 2017, it is ranked as Canada's 15th busiest airport by aircraft movements.[3] This airport mainly serves travellers 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) on a call-out basis from the Mirabel Airport. CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.[1]

HistoryEdit

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]

In the late 1930s the airport was used by Canadian Associated Aircraft to build the Handley Page Hampden.

 
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, 34 Service Battalion and 34 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters. The ex-Pratt & Whitney hangar is owned and operated since 2012 as the largest FBO on the airport by an AvJet branded dealer: CYHU H-18 Services Inc. Their hangar is the newest addition to the FBO network : HUB FBO.

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 destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Pascan Aviation Bagotville, Baie-Comeau, Bonaventure, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Mont-Joli, Quebec City, Sept-Îles, Wabush

CrashesEdit

  • 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]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ a b "Aircraft movements, by class of operation and peak hour and peak day of movements, airports with NAV CANADA tower". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Photo Essay Collection The R.100 in Canada
  5. ^ "1 dead after planes collide above shopping centre on Montreal's South Shore". CBC News. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  6. ^ "'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.

BibliographyEdit

  • Jesse, William. "Breaking New Ground: The Canadian Government's First Civil Aerodrome". Air Enthusiast, No. 55, Autumn 1994, pp. 14–15. ISSN 0143-5450

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