How NAV CANADA determines levels of service in Canadian airspace
Over time, arrival and departure rates, along with flight paths, show where demand for service is changing in Canada. This data allows NAV CANADA to continually evolve its services to meet demand, ensuring the safety of our skies and preserving the sustainability of Canada’s air navigation system.
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.
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.
COVID-19: Canadian Air Traffic Sees Sharp Decline
While the global impacts of COVID continues, the aviation industry grapples with unprecedented declines in daily air traffic. As with others in the industry, COVID-19 is the most substantial challenge NAV CANADA has faced since its inception in 1996.