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Aéroports de Montréal
Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is responsible for the management, operation, and development of Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montréal–Dorval International Airport) and Montréal–Mirabel International Airport under the terms of a 60-year lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs a total of some 600 persons at both airports and at head office.
ADM’s mission is threefold:
- Provide quality airport services that are safe, secure, efficient and consistent with the specific needs of the community.
- Foster economic development in the Greater Montréal Area, especially through the development of the facilities for which it is responsible.
- Coexist in harmony with the surrounding environment, particularly in matters of environmental protection.
Bad weather and delays
In case of bad weather and problematic meteorological conditions, the airlines operating out of Montréal–Trudeau airport are the first responsible for deciding whether or not to cancel their flights. Some do so ahead of time — the day before a storm, for example — while others prefer to wait until the same day before making this decision. For this reason, any questions about flight cancellations and resumptions must be directed to them.
Please note that unless there is a storm or a severe weather situation at Montréal–Trudeau, weather conditions are not considered by airport authorities to be an emergency.
Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), does, however, make a variety of tools available to help you in this type of situation.
Number of flights cancelled or delayed
To find out real-time flight status and the number of flights cancelled or delayed, simply visit the Departures and arrivals section of ADM’s web site and then click on the column heading “Note.” Doing this will group all flights that are on time, delayed or cancelled and will enable you to easily determine the status of flights at the airport in real time. Please note that there may be flight cancellations for other than weather-related reasons.
Video for broadcast
A video of a snow-clearing operation at Montréal–Trudeau, featuring our very latest equipment, can be downloaded and used, in whole or in part, for broadcast purposes.
You can also consul tour fact sheet including the list of our equipment, the number of kilometres
For maintained surface, our snow removal scenarios and statistics on amount of snow received over the past five years.
Safety and security
Security at Canadian airports is a multi-layered system.
ADM’s Airport Patrol - ADM’s Airport Patrol, the first Canadian airport service to be certified by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) works closely with appropriate government agencies to ensure the safety and security of people and property at the airport. Constables and officers are present on site at all times and poised to intervene rapidly in the event of an emergency. They operate their own canine unit specially trained in the detection of explosives.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY AT MONTRÉAL-TRUDEAU AIRPORT: 514 420-5000
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY AT MONTRÉAL-MIRABEL AIRPORT: 911
SPVM - SPVM policing services at the airport are provided through a contract with Ville de Montréal. Media Contacts: (514) 280-2015
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) provides all of the services associated with crossing the border into Canada. Media Contact: 514 350-6130 www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is responsible for pre-board screening of passengers and their belongings, training and certiﬁcation of screening officers, screening equipment, as well as the purchase, deployment, maintenance and operation of explosives detection systems. Media Contact: 613 998-4527 www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca
Transport Canada is responsible for the development of regulations and national standards for aviation, as well as for the implementation of air transportation system monitoring, testing and inspections. Media Contact: 514 633-2741, www.tc.gc.ca
U.S. Customs and Border Protection provides pre-clearance for passengers departing from Montréal for destinations in the United States. Media Contact: 202 344-1582
NAV Canada coordinates the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in Canadian domestic airspace and international airspace assigned to Canadian control. NAV Canada’s Montreal’s Area Control Centre provides air traffic control, information services and alerting services for aircraft arriving and departing Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel. Media Contact: 613 563-5972 Toll-free media line: 1 888 562-8226 www.navcanada.ca
Request to visit the airport
To ensure the the efficiency of airport operations and that your report goes well, always call Aéroports de Montréal’s (ADM) media relations line before you arrive. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, and only in case of an emergency that involves ADM, follow the instructions to leave your message.
Requests to film on site
- All outlets, journalists, photographers or camera operators must request permission to film from the ADM Public Affairs at 514 394-7304.
- ADM will advise on current conditions at the airport and will inform the appropriate airport personnel to expect a media crew.
Media who are not conducting live broadcasts should seek parking in the multi-level public parking lot.
A few curbside parking spaces are available for live media trucks on the departures access ramp. Permission must be obtained before parking and vehicles must be attended at all times and without exception. At no time should media vehicles park on airport roadways, as there are traffic flow navigational aids and height restrictions that must be considered.
On site reporting
- Please be prepared to provide identification while on site.
- Filming of security personnel and security checkpoints is not permitted.
- for right-to-privacy reasons, passengers and staff are not under any obligation to be filmed. Individual permission must be obtained before filming anyone in the terminal.
- So as not to obstruct queues and to ensure that passengers are not disturbed and maintain their right to privacy, please do not approach them while they are waiting in line.
- Audio-video outlets are available for live image and sound transmission at four different locations in the terminal : one in the domestic arrivals lobby, one in the international arrivals lobby and two in the passenger waiting room on the second floor. To make a reservation please contact either BELL at 1 800 361-7113 or VIDEOTRON at 514 599-2651 or 1 800-361-2727.
- Cables from the live trucks are not allowed inside the terminal.
- A few curbside parking spaces are available for live media trucks on the departures access ramp. Permission must be obtained before parking and vehicles must be attended at all times and without exception.
- At no time should media outlets park on airport roadways, as there are traffic flow, navigational aids and height restrictions that must be considered.
- All non-news filming at the airport requires a filming permit. Please call 514 394-7304 for further information. Please note that permission will not necessarily be granted.
- There is a cost for the coordination, the security and the use of the installations.
There are a number of recommended locations for filming aircraft take-offs and landings. Here are four favourites:
- At the end of Pitfield Street in St-Laurent. Take Côte Vertu Blvd. West to Pitfield and turn right, continuing until the end of the street.
- On Chartier Avenue in Dorval. Take Côte-de-Liesse Blvd. to 55th Avenue North then make a left on Chartier.
- The park behind the Westwood Sports Centre in Dorval. Take Cardinal Avenue and turn North onto Thorncrest Road. The park is at the end of Thorncrest.
- Chemin St.François in St-Laurent runs the length of the airport’s North side. Good views are available from Donohue Crescent.
Accident at the airport
A public affairs representative from ADM will be at the airport to manage media access. Press briefings will be scheduled periodically, or as new information is obtained. The ADM public affairs representative will secure approval for media access at the site. When possible, a suitable incident observation area for media personnel will be made available.
On site access
Media requests for access to aircraft operating areas (runways, taxiways, etc.) will be granted only after clearance is given by appropriate airport officials. Media must be escorted by authorized airport personnel. Persons gaining unauthorized access to the site of the incident are subject to arrest and prosecution. At no time will the ADM public affairs representative act as spokesperson for an agency or airline.
Victims right to privacy respected
Notwithstanding media interests, the Airport Authority’s first responsibility is to the victims and their families and their right to privacy. ADM will support and enforce the decision of victims who choose not to be interviewed and/or photographed.
Access for news helicopters
News helicopters will not be allowed to land on airport property without prior authorization from NAV Canada.