- November 5, 2018
Let’s Talk Drones with Brian Guimond
With the rise of the RPAS industry and new proposed rules for RPAS in Canada, NAV CANADA is working with aviation industry partners on how to best manage and integrate RPAS with those currently using the skies, for those wishing to take to the skies with their RPAS, and for those on the ground.
Our colleague Brian Guimond, National Manager, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, explains NAV CANADA’s role in ensuring a safe operational environment as the skies become more complex with these new technologies.Read More
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.
Abbotsford Airshow – Keeping the skies safe
On August 11 – 13, 2017, tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts descended upon Abbotsford, British Columbia for the annual Abbotsford International Airshow. With annual attendance of more than 75,000 people, it is the largest airshow on the west coast of North America, and one of the 10 best airshows in the world according to USA Today.