Improving arrival routes to Edmonton International Airport
Updates are being proposed for arrival routes to Edmonton International Airport (CYEG) to support further use of Required Navigation Performance (RNP), a flight procedure that levers satellite-based positioning and modern flight management systems to manage an aircraft’s approach to a runway. RNP allows for flexibility in the design of arrival flight paths that are more predictable and efficient. No changes to departure routes are being proposed.
The flight path changes will be used by specifically equipped aircraft. Only a small portion of aircraft – approximately 23 per cent – is currently equipped to employ RNP routes at Edmonton International Airport.
NAV CANADA endeavours to design new flight paths that meet safety and efficiency requirements while being sensitive to community impacts.
RNP is the most reliable way to achieve Continuous Descent Approaches, which reduce fuel consumption and noise associated with level segments.
The proposed routes will save up to three minutes on a flight and result in a cumulative reduction of more than 1,250 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) each year. Where possible, the routes were designed to better avoid residential communities.
The information package below provides information on the proposal, including technologies, key considerations that went in to designing routes, maps of current operations, including traffic samples of proposed flight paths, on a runway by runway basis, as well as noise model information.
Consultation Information Package
NAV CANADA is interested in your feedback! Please provide your input using our comment tool available here
Open House Consultation Events
In addition to accessing information on this website, residents are invited to the following drop-in consultation events:
November 7, 2016 – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Leduc Recreation Centre
Canadian Western Bank/MNP Room
4330 Black Gold Drive
November 8, 2016 – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Terwillegar Recreation Complex
Multipurpose Room B (Second Floor)
2051 Leger Road
November 9, 2016 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Devon Community Centre (Main Hall)
20 Haven Avenue
November 15, 2016 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Beaumont Composite High School Cafeteria
5417 43rd Avenue
November 16, 2016 – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway
10010 12th Avenue SW