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
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.
Onboard the NAV CANADA Dash 8 for its final flight inspection
In April of 2019, the NAV CANADA Dash 8-100 Flight Inspection Aircraft took off for its final mission. Heather Bell was fortunate to ride along on NAV CANADA’s Dash 8 during the aircraft’s final trips while its flight crew performed inspections. What follows is her firsthand account of the complex work of our Flight Operations team.
All-Women Air Race Classic Declares “Let’s Fly Canada!”
For the first time throughout 90 years of women’s air racing, the all-women Air Race Classic (ARC) flew into Canadian airspace – and NAV CANADA employees were pleased to provide the services needed to support this celebrated event.