Modernizing Canada’s Navigation Network
In an effort to leverage
the advances in satellite-based navigation and customer equipment, NAV CANADA
has initiated a multi-year project to define a reduced network of ground-based
NAVAIDs across the country, supporting the transition to a more efficient and
cost-effective PBN-based air navigation service for our customers.
The objective of the
NAVAIDs Modernization Project (NMP) is to define a network of ground-based
navigation aids to supplement a fully-implemented, satellite-based ANS. This will be the largest navigation
realignment yet to be undertaken in Canada.
In preparation for
the proposed program, consultations were conducted with customers and
stakeholders in 2016-2017, through the aeronautical study process. In November
of 2017, the aeronautical study was delivered to Transport Canada for review. A
response is anticipated in early 2018.
A phased approach to
the proposed project will be used to ensure it is completed in the safest and
most efficient manner. Given the project’s size, complexity and long
implementation timeline, NAV CANADA is committed to coordinating ongoing consultations
with affected users based on the change schedule and its implications. The time
frame for each phase will be based on an Aeronautical Information Regulation
and Control (AIRAC) cycle with a submission and review every five months. The
completion date of the modernization project is planned for October 2025.
For more information
relating to the NAVAID modernization project, visit the links below, or contact