- September 30, 2019
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.Read More
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.
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.