Unusual flight tracks? It’s probably our Flight Inspection Aircraft.
For most people, the sight of an aircraft descending and making numerous gear-up approaches to a runway is unusual and may suggest that the flight is in distress. But for NAV CANADA’s flight inspection crew, this is simply a routine operation that ensures the accuracy and safety of the country’s navigation aids and instrument approach procedures.Read More
From an innovative idea to a world leader in air navigation services: NAV CANADA celebrates 23rd anniversary.
November 1st 2019 marks NAV CANADA's 23rd anniversary. From an innovative idea in the early 1990s, to becoming a world leader in air navigation services, the Company has always strived for excellence and to set the pace for the industry. Here are a few of the milestones we’ve attained since our formation.
Clearing the air: 6 things you might not know about Canada’s Air Navigation Service Provider
NAV CANADA plays a unique role managing the 18 million square kilometres of Canadian airspace. Thousands of travellers benefit from our services every day, yet there are aspects of our business that people are often surprised to learn. In this blog, we share some key facts and address six common misconceptions about NAV CANADA.
Canada is transitioning to the ICAO NOTAM format; here’s 3 things you should know.
In October 2019, NAV CANADA will transition to the ICAO NOTAM format, a significant change that will impact NOTAM users. It is important that everyone understands and prepares for the coming change. We summarise the three things you should know to prepare you for the October 10th changes.
Switching to TRUE: Pulling away from magnetic north
NAV CANADA is leading industry efforts to move away from magnetic north to true north, improving safety and saving millions of dollars annually for the aviation industry. As Anthony MacKay, Assistant Vice President, ATS Service Delivery, NAV CANADA, explains, issues with magnetic variation persist largely because “that’s the way we have always done it”. In this guest blog by CANSO, we get more insight into NAV CANADA’s “attraction” to true north.