NAV CANADA appoints Brian K. Aitken as Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer



    OTTAWA, Aug. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - NAV CANADA today announced the appointment
of Brian K. Aitken as Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and
Treasurer, effective September 1, 2008. Mr. Aitken, who has been acting in
this position since July 12, 2008, will replace William Fenton who will be
retiring on August 31, 2008.
    Aitken joined NAV CANADA in 2002 as Director of Finance and in 2007, was
named Assistant Vice President, Finance. Before joining NAV CANADA, Aitken
held the Chief Financial Officer position at Calian Technology Ltd., following
stints as Vice President, Treasury at Domtar Inc., and Chief Financial Officer
at E.B. Eddy Limited.
    "Brian has played a key role in many of the Company's major strategic
initiatives," said John Crichton, President & CEO. "He is well versed in the
core business and financial underpinnings of NAV CANADA, having worked through
the financial challenges of the post-9/ll industry downturn, the SARS crisis
and the implementation of our revised disclosure controls and procedures."
    Aitken holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Joint Honours in Accounting and
Economics from McGill University, Montreal, and has completed the Executive
Program at the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Ontario
and Canadian Institutes of Chartered Accountants, and of the Financial
Executives Institute.

    NAV CANADA, the country's civil air navigation services provider, is a
private sector, non-share capital corporation financed through publicly-traded
debt. With operations coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control,
flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services,
airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.




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For further information: John Morris, Director, Communications, (613)
563-7032; Ron Singer, Manager, Media Relations, (613) 563-7303; Nadège Adam,
Advisor, Media Relations, (613) 563-5972

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