- August 19, 2020
NORAD’s Operation NOBLE EAGLE takes to the skies over Toronto
A rogue passenger plane, an international squadron of fighter jets, and a tanker refueling these jets mid-air at high speeds over Canada’s biggest city. While this may sound like the start of a blockbuster movie, this was the scene that played out over Toronto on July 30, 2020 as part of a well orchestrated NORAD training exercise.Read More
A clearer approach: NAV CANADA introduces the RNAV Phraseology Guide for pilots
NAV CANADA recently announced the release of the RNAV Phraseology Guide [link], which will take effect September 16, 2020. This guide is a reference tool and learning aid on the use of standard language. This free publication is aimed at pilots with RNAV equipped aircraft who interact with air traffic services.
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Up and down the supply chain, dozens of intricate transactions take place that often go unnoticed by consumers. Among those who are woven into the chain are NAV CANADA professionals providing air traffic services and maintaining the air navigation system. Without them, the movement of freight in the air would slow to a trickle, compromising the delivery of essential goods and medical supplies.
Clearing the way over Toronto for Operation NOBLE EAGLE
NAV CANADA’s Toronto Area Control Center participated in a NORAD training operation that took place high in the skies over the Greater Toronto Area. By ensuring the airspace was clear, NORAD was able to conduct training in what is normally high-density airspace.