Technical Stops

Here when you need us
It’s a Newfoundland thing

It’s a Newfoundland thing

On average, 2.1 greeters/well wishers are on hand to welcome passengers arriving to the airport.

General Information

We were made for this

Gander International Airport was purpose-built for transatlantic aviation, a role it has played since 1938. We are synonymous with quick turn technical stops and also provide a safe, convenient crew rest base.

Gander International Airport is a 24-hour full service international airport with all the capabilities and infrastructure to handle any aircraft. No restrictions, no curfews, no noise abatements, and no congestion. Now or ever.

We are ready to accommodate your operation. Be it corporate, military, charter, or cargo traffic, Gander International Airport offers a high quality, efficient fuel stop.

As well, we have Air Traffic Control, flight services, weather, emergency response, police, and Canadian Border Services available 24 hours daily to ensure safe, secure, and efficient operations.

Gander International Airport’s consistent record of efficient ground handling, fast turns, lack of operating restrictions, and competitive fuel market has long made it a technical stop for North Atlantic operations. With our strategic location midway between North America and Europe, we offer optimal economic and operational efficiencies.

Air Traffic Control, flight services, weather, emergency response, police, and Canadian Border Services are provided 24 hours daily to ensure safe, secure, and efficient operations.


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Airfield Information

IATA Designation


ICAO Designation



IFR Airport, 24 hours/day – 7 days/week


496 feet (151.2 metres) above mean sea level


Latitude 48º 56’ 13” N
Longitude 54º 34’ 05” W

Time Zone

UTC 3 ½ (2 ½)

Noise Restrictions

None – exempt from Chapter 3 requirements

Runway Data

Rwy 3(033°)/21(213°) 10200×200 asphalt Rwy 21 Down 0.34%
Rwy 3 RVR 1200 (1/4sm) / Rwy 21 RVR 1200 (1/4sm)
Rwy 13(130°)/31(310°) 8900×200 asphalt Rwy 13 Down 0.50%
Rwy 13 RVR 1200 (1/4sm) / Rwy 31 RVR 1200 (1/4sm)

Surrounding Terrain

Woods, lakes, all approaches clear with airport situated on plateau.


98.3% reliable

Traffic Density

No congestion


Hydrant refuelling system


VORTACYQX 112.7 Ch 74 N48 53 59 W54 32 06 (600’) 002° 2.5 NM to A/D

NDB QX 280 (M) N48 57 52 W54 40 06 123° 3.3NM to thld 13
DME IQX 109.5 Ch 32 N48 57 02 W54 33 37
ILS IQX 109.5 (Rwy 03) RVR; IGN 109.9 (Rwy 13) RVR


Country Code: +1
IDD Access Code: 011
Domestic Prefix: 1

Tower Frequency: 118.1
Ground Frequency: 121.9
ATIS: 124.8
DEP: 128.5
CUST: AOE 888-226-7277

Flight Plan

Halifax 866-WXBRIEF


TAF H24 Issue Times: 00, 06, 12, 18Z

Link Live RVR



Alternate Airfield

Stephenville, NL
160 nautical miles

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Summary Services

More than just a place to refuel


Services available at CYQX include:

  • Crew lounge with conference/briefing room, snooze beds and dedicated military DNS line
  • Complementary wireless internet access and computers
  • Sterile international transit lounge
  • Crew shuttle service
  • Rental cars on site
  • Catering coordination
  • Customs and immigration clearance
  • Competitive fuel prices from four fueling companies, contract fuel available
  • Professional line service/maintenance
  • Hotel discounts available
  • Famous Newfoundland hospitality
  • Complete passenger and cargo handling for ALL aircraft types
  • Quick turns for transatlantic traffic
  • Bonded warehouse and cargo space
  • Dangerous goods handling
  • Type I & Type IV de-icing fluid
  • Computerized flight planning, weather services, and 24 hour flight following
  • Ramp space for 66 wide-bodied aircraft
  • Hydrant refueling system
  • Two runways, longest 10,500 feet
  • Average turn of wide-body aircraft less than 60 minutes
  • Low security threat, low media profile
  • Low media profile; ideal for concealment
  • Hotels within 2 km of airport; 550 total rooms
  • Dangerous goods handling/parking
  • Ample bonded warehouse space for parts storage/pre-positioning

We invite you to relax in our Crew Lounge while your aircraft gets refuelled. Our crew lounge has full amenities to ensure a comfortable, productive stop at Gander – private snooze beds, a state-of-the-art massage chair, flight planning area, home theatre, Xbox 360 and Wii, movie library, complementary snacks and beverages, business service centre, laptop computers, wireless printer, free internet access, pool table, foosball, shuffleboard and more.

We are more than happy to coordinate the provision of additional or special services.


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Weston’s At The Airport has a half-century of experience providing 24-hour food and beverage service at Gander International Airport. They provide a wide range of meals customized to any specifications for First, Business, and Economy Class. A Gold Travel menu for executive jets is also available.

For more information, please contact:

Tel 709.651.3434
Fax 709.651.3296
UNICOM 129.1

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Fuel / FBOs

Woodward Aviation

UNICOM 122.7
FUEL Jet A-1

CREDIT All major credit cards and contract fuel cards, US Government Air Card

Tel: 709.256.4414 Fax: 709.256.2314 E-mail Visit Website


UNICOM ”122.55″

CREDIT ”Multi-Service,

Tel: ”709.256.4620″ Fax: ”709.256.7977″

Irving Aviation

UNICOM 122.90
FUEL Jet A-1

CREDIT Multi-Service, AV Card, Visa, MC, US Govt, UV Air, Din

Tel: 709.651.5000 Fax: 709.651.5015 Visit Website



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Ground Services

Great service, from the ground up.

Whether it’s scheduled service or diversion handling, Allied Aviation Service Company of Newfoundland, ULC is available to provide complete passenger and cargo handling requirements. It specializes in quick turns for transatlantic traffic, as well as handling unscheduled emergency diversions, be it mechanical, medical, or unruly passengers.

Allied provides:

  • Complete passenger and cargo handling for all aircraft types;
  • Quick turns for trans-Atlantic traffic;
  • Bonded warehouse and cargo space;
  • Handling of medical emergencies, mechanical diversions, air rage;
  • All ground equipment, including cargo loaders, air start units, ground power, heaters, de-icing units, water, lavatory vehicles, passenger stairs, belt loaders, nitrogen, tire jacks, forklifts, and higher loader commissary vehicles;
  • Type I & Type IV de-icing fluid;
  • Courtesy vehicle, crew lounge, and complimentary internet service;
  • Liaison with fuel suppliers, hotels, catering, customs, vehicle rentals, etc…;
  • Computerized flight planning, weather services, and 24 hour flight following;
  • and TLD Main Deck Loader.

For more information, please contact:

Allied Aviation Service Company of Newfoundland, Ltd

Flight Operations:

Telephone (709) 256-3041 or 3044
Fax (709) 256-7404
VHF 129.1

Mailing Address

Allied Aviation Service Company of Newfoundland, Ltd
P.O. Box 329
Gander International Airport
Gander, NL A1V 1W7

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The right crew for you

Briggs Aero Limited was established in 1980 and has been actively providing aircraft maintenance and repair services for all types of aircraft. The Briggs’ team has a combined experience of over 100 years in the aviation business. This experience, combined with a highly professional and trained staff, works to provide the best possible service and customer satisfaction. Briggs Aero performs maintenance and structural repair on general aviation aircraft and helicopters, as well as line maintenance on heavy aircraft from within our secure 17,000 sq. foot hangar that can accommodate wing spans up to 65 feet.

Our staff includes

  • Canadian “M” & “S” and American “A & P” licensed personnel
  • 180 ETOPS qualified professionals
  • personnel trained and experienced in the following Airbus 300 (600), 727, 737, 747, 757, 767; DC-8, DC-10, and L-1011.

We can provide the following services and products:

  • Liquid oxygen service
  • High pressure nitrogen
  • Sheet metal repair and fabrication
  • Popular engine oils and hydraulic fluids
  • Airframes
  • Composite repair
  • Hot section
  • Inspection services
  • Interiors
  • Painting

For more information, please contact:

Corey Smith
Telephone 709.256.8147
Cell Phone 709.424.3376
Fax 709.256.8271

Hours of Operation 24

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