- January 30, 2020
Getting smart about turbulence: Revising separation criteria at Canada’s major airports
As global air travel continues to grow, the demand for airport capacity increases with it. In anticipation of this future growth, NAV CANADA is leading several initiatives that will increase the number of airplanes that can land and depart each hour. We’re updating the separation standards between aircraft to optimize runway use at capacity constrained airports.Read More
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.
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?