- December 4, 2018
Drone surveillance protecting endangered whales
During the summer of 2017, the Government of Canada reported that 12 North Atlantic right whales had died unexpectedly in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. NAV CANADA was asked to use its expertise and understanding of integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS or drones) in Canadian airspace, to manage the required airspace while data was gathered that might prevent such deaths in the future.Read More
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.
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.