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Information for communities on airspace change

 

Industry Effort

 
Aircraft noise is an unavoidable consequence of aircraft operations, but significant efforts are being made across the aviation industry to reduce the impact of aircraft operations on communities.
 

Efforts range from building quieter aircraft, to developing navigation procedures that reduce an aircraft’s noise profile or flight paths that better avoid communities, to the implementation of abatement procedures by airports.

 

Working with airports

 
Many airports have mechanisms to receive resident complaints about aircraft noise, and some airports have noise-management committees. NAV CANADA supports the work of these committees locally, often as a technical resource on aircraft routing and local air traffic procedures. Our role as air navigation service provider requires us to ensure that our air traffic control procedures adhere to noise operating restrictions and noise abatement procedures throughout Canada.
 

In considering airspace change, NAV CANADA works closely with airports to manage noise and mitigate its impact on communities near airports.

 

Working with communities

 
When making changes to airspace and air routes, this process is guided by the industry’s voluntary Airspace Change Communications and Consultation Protocol.
 
The Airspace Change Communications and Consultation Protocol (ACCCP) outlines our commitment to transparency and effective engagement with communities potentially affected by proposed changes to airspace. Access the protocol here. The protocol was signed in June 2015.
 

Airspace Reviews Currently Underway

 

Toronto Pearson

 

Notices 

 
 
Calgary International Airport
 
Notice: Safety Enhancements and New International Criteria (July 2018)
 
Saskatoon International Airport
 

Regina International Airport
 
 
St. John's International Airport


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Notice of changes to instrument procedures at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport 

Completed Airspace Reviews

 

Winnipeg International

Updates to standard arrival routes and the implementation of RNP at Winnipeg International Airport - Consultation Information

Airspace Change Community Engagement Report - YWG

Edmonton International

RNP at Edmonton International Airport - Consultation Information

Airspace Change Community Engagement Report - YEG

Post Implementation Community Impact Review - YEG

Halifax International

Implementation of RNP at Halifax Stanfield International Airport - Consultation Information

Airspace Change Community Engagement Report - YHZ

Post Implementation Community Impact Review - YHZ

Ottawa International

Implementation of RNP at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International - Consultation Information​

Airspace Change Community Engagement Report - YOW

Post Implementation Community Impact Review - YOW 

Calgary International

Post Implementation Community Impact Review - YYC (May 2017)

Airspace Change Community Engagement Report - YYC (May 2016)