- May 31, 2019
New rules for flying drones in Canada: 8 things to know
If you own a drone, or are looking to buy one, it’s important understand the new Transport Canada rules that will come into effect June 1, 2019. Announced by the Minister of Transport on January 9, 2019 the rules apply to all drone pilots, whether you fly recreationally, commercially or for research. In this blog we’re highlighting 8 things you should know about the new Transport Canada regulations.Read More
Setting the standard: the collaborative approach to unlocking the potential of space-based ADS-B
For the first time in the history of aviation, air traffic controllers can now track aircraft traversing the North Atlantic in real-time. Many organizations across the industry are involved in different facets of this dramatic shift with one common goal in mind ‒ leveraging space-based ADS-B technology to optimize air traffic safety and efficiency. To that end, NAV CANADA has lead the way for enhanced separation standards over the North Atlantic – a standard that required years of collaboration with ICAO partners.
Paving the way to enhanced aerodrome safety with our first Ground Traffic Phraseology Guide
When talking about aerodrome safety and runway incursions, we often think of aircraft, but it’s important to also keep in mind the ground vehicles – such as maintenance trucks and snow plows – that drive across our airports each day. A key factor to avoiding incidents is clear and consistent communication using standard language, which is why we have introduced our Ground Traffic Phraseology Guide with an aim to inform, instruct and remind ground vehicle operators and aircraft maintenance engineers about the standards and practices of interacting with air traffic services.
Safe Skies for The G7 Summit
Unique among planned special events in aviation are those that involve national special security – requiring special operations and close collaboration with government agencies. One example is when Canada hosted the annual Group of Seven (G7) Summit in June 2018.
Let’s Talk Drones with Brian Guimond
With the rise of the RPAS industry and new proposed rules for RPAS in Canada, NAV CANADA is working with aviation industry partners on how to best manage and integrate RPAS with those currently using the skies, for those wishing to take to the skies with their RPAS, and for those on the ground.
Our colleague Brian Guimond, National Manager, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, explains NAV CANADA’s role in ensuring a safe operational environment as the skies become more complex with these new technologies.