- November 28, 2018
Safe Skies for The G7 Summit
Unique among planned special events in aviation are those that involve national special security – requiring special operations and close collaboration with government agencies. One example is when Canada hosted the annual Group of Seven (G7) Summit in June 2018.Read More
Cyber Security in the Enterprise: Stronger Together
We hear about it all over the news: malware, phishing scams, ransomware, trojan horses. In the past few years major multinational organizations have been hit by a myriad of cybersecurity breaches. The conversation within companies has very quickly shifted from what to do if a cyberattack hits, to how to prepare for when it hits.
Behind the scenes with NAV CANADA’s Traffic Management Units
NAV CANADA air traffic controllers keep aircraft moving safely and efficiently, sequencing traffic to keep operations running smoothly. But what happens when plans get thrown off course by uncontrollable events such as a snowstorm, power disruption or unplanned equipment outage?
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.
The danger of laser strikes
The danger that laser pointers present to the safe operation of an aircraft is serious. What may appear to be a relatively harmless device can actually be a deadly weapon if used irresponsibly. A laser directed at an aircraft can fill a cockpit with blinding light and puts the pilot, crew, passengers, and people on the ground at risk.