Unusual flight tracks? It’s probably our Flight Inspection Aircraft.
For most people, the sight of an aircraft descending and making numerous gear-up approaches to a runway is unusual and may suggest that the flight is in distress. But for NAV CANADA’s flight inspection crew, this is simply a routine operation that ensures the accuracy and safety of the country’s navigation aids and instrument approach procedures.
From an innovative idea to a world leader in air navigation services: NAV CANADA celebrates 23rd anniversary.
November 1st 2019 marks NAV CANADA's 23rd anniversary. From an innovative idea in the early 1990s, to becoming a world leader in air navigation services, the Company has always strived for excellence and to set the pace for the industry. Here are a few of the milestones we’ve attained since our formation.
Clearing the air: 6 things you might not know about Canada’s Air Navigation Service Provider
NAV CANADA plays a unique role managing the 18 million square kilometres of Canadian airspace. Thousands of travellers benefit from our services every day, yet there are aspects of our business that people are often surprised to learn. In this blog, we share some key facts and address six common misconceptions about NAV CANADA.
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.