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.Read More
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.
Exploring cyber security risks with Tom Bornais
Our colleague Tom Bornais offers us some insight into the cyber security landscape of the aviation industry and explains what NAV CANADA is doing to strengthen organizational resilience against threats.