World First: NAV CANADA Implements New ICAO Separation Standard at YYC
NAV CANADA just became the first ANSP in the world to implement a new ICAO standard: Established on RNP-AR (EoR). The new separation standard, implemented at Calgary International Airport, safely enables simultaneous arrivals on parallel runways, improves how traffic is integrated and increases use of quieter continuous descent operations.Read More
Consulting on an ADS-B mandate
There are many technologies that have delivered improvements in aviation safety and efficiency and have therefore had wide adoption. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast is certainly on track to be one of them.
Increasing operational flexibility in the North Atlantic
Since December 2015, some aircraft tracks over the North Atlantic (NAT) Region have been spaced closer together as part of a project to increase airspace capacity, cut fuel burn and reduce carbon emissions. The project – called Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum or RLatSM – is an ICAO initiative being jointly introduced by NAV CANADA and NATS, the UK air traffic services provider.
Radar replacement: a worthwhile investment
Over the course of the next 10 years a massive radar replacement project will take place across the country. It’s the largest capital project NAV CANADA has ever undertaken at a cost of $159 million. The first of 11 new radars is set to be operational in Hamilton by August 2019 with new sites receiving replacement radars at the rate of one per year, ending in Halifax in 2028.
A tower built for the future
Air traffic controllers recently moved into a new air traffic control tower at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. Work first began in June 2015 on a replacement for the existing tower that was built over 45 years ago.