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.Read More
Aireon: Making space-based ADS-B a reality
On January 14, 2017, at 9:54 a.m. Pacific Time, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast. The SpaceX rocket carried with it a record-sized delivery that included the first 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites hosting Aireon’s Automated Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology.
Aireon Test Flight : Collecting performance data
The first-ever flight test of the Aireon space-based ADS-B system was conducted in early March by a team from NAV CANADA flying one of our CRJ-200 flight inspection aircraft across Northern Canada.