Information for communities on airspace change
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
Updates to standard arrival routes and the implementation of RNP at Winnipeg International Airport
Third-Party Review of Toronto Pearson International Airport's Airspace
Billy Bishop Toronto City AirportNotice of changes to instrument procedures at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Completed Airspace Reviews
RNP at Edmonton International Airport - Consultation Information
Airspace Change Community Engagement Report - YEG
Implementation of RNP at Halifax Stanfield International Airport - Consultation Information
Airspace Change Community Engagement Report - YHZ
Implementation of RNP at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International - Consultation Information
Airspace Change Community Engagement Report - YOW
Implementation of RNP at Calgary International - Consultation Information
Airspace Change Community Engagement Report - YYC