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
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?
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.