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.Read More
Pitt Meadows Controllers Settle Into New and Improved Tower
Air traffic control is taking a step up at the new Pitt Meadows air traffic control tower. Erected south of the former 50-year-old tower, this taller and more modern facility improves sight lines of operating areas surrounding the airport.
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.
Aireon Update: Taking SATVOICE into the future
In January 2015, NAV CANADA identified high-performance satellite voice communications as a major technological step forward in the critical path toward the launch of space-based automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B). Underway is a project that will see a modern, efficient and user-friendly satellite voice communications system, called SATVOICE, implemented at all our area control centres (ACCs).
What a Blast: On the scene at a satellite launch
As we countdown to the seventh Iridium NEXT launch this week, which will see the mission increase its total number of launched satellites and Aireon ADS-B payloads to 65, we reflect on a special day for six NAV CANADA employees who won an exclusive spot to attend the fifth Aireon launch through a country-wide employee contest.