NAV CANADA launches remote air traffic services trial with
September 14, 2020 – Ottawa – NAV CANADA has commenced a
trial to provide Aerodrome Advisory Services (AAS) at Fredericton International
Airport (CYFC) remotely from Saint John, New Brunswick (CYSJ) using Searidge
Technologies’ Enhanced Airport Vision Display (EAVD).
The trial, which integrates the EAVD platform into NAV
CANADA’s operational display suite, aims to demonstrate how certified video
technology can increase levels of safety, efficiency and flexibility in air
traffic services and aircraft operations.
Flight Service Specialists will benefit from increased
situational awareness with a clear and real-time view of the airfield operating
areas and surrounding airspace, which will support service enhancements such as
the control of vehicles on the ground.
This remote services trial builds upon past successes with
Searidge Technologies, where installations in Red Deer, Kingston, Lethbridge,
London, Vancouver and Winnipeg have leveraged camera technologies to enhance
operations by providing air traffic services staff with the ability to see
beyond line-of-sight obstacles.
The trial, which is anticipated to run until the fall, has
received Transport Canada approval and will assess safety and efficiency
benefits of the new service enhancements enabled through aviation-grade video
“This made-in-Canada technology has the potential to become
an important, adaptive service delivery solution, allowing NAV CANADA to
respond cost-effectively and efficiently to changes in demand while enhancing
safety through increased situational awareness,” said Ben Girard, Vice
President and Chief of Operations.
“Being a Canadian company, we are extremely proud to be
supporting NAV CANADA and Transport Canada as they assess the benefits of our
Enhanced Airport Vision Display platform for domestic operations. NAV CANADA
has been a close partner of ours for many years, this is an excellent
demonstration of how, together, we continue to bring innovation to air traffic
management,” said Moodie Cheikh, CEO, Searidge Technologies.
“ATSAC looks forward to proving this technology. With it,
Flight Service Specialists will have another tool to move the flying public
into and out of airports across this Country with added safety. Great
collaboration between the 3 entities involved,” said Elizabeth O’Hurley,
President, Air Traffic Specialist Association of Canada.
- The Transport Canada-approved trial will allow Flight
Service Specialist to deliver Aerodrome Advisory Services (AAS) remotely,
adding an important layer of situational awareness to existing surveillance
- Searidge Technologies has deployed this technology at many
international locations around the world as part of their digital tower
platform, where digitalization provides increased safety and efficiency
benefits to airport and air traffic management operations.
- NAV CANADA’s ATM platform is fully integrated with Searidge
technology to provide seamless operations for flight service specialists.
- Facilities across Canada benefiting by combining digital
technology with existing operations include Red Deer, Kingston and Lethbridge
FSS, and London, Vancouver Harbour, Vancouver International and Winnipeg
About NAV CANADA
NAV CANADA is a private, not-for-profit company, established
in 1996, providing air traffic control, airport advisory services, weather
briefings and aeronautical information services for more than 18 million square
kilometres of Canadian domestic and international airspace.
The Company is internationally recognized for its safety
record, and technology innovation. Air traffic management systems developed by
NAV CANADA are used by air navigation service providers in countries worldwide.
About Searidge Technologies
Searidge develops innovative technology to improve safety
and efficiency in the aviation market. With technology at over 35 sites in 25
countries, we are a global leader and preferred partner for Digital Towers and
Advanced Airport solutions. Through operational enhancements, collaboration, AI
and automation, our team helps our customers proactively transform the way they
offer and deliver services to meet changing demands. For more information and
to view our video gallery, visit www.searidgetech.com
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