Home > Home > About Us > CYWG

Airspace Improvements for Winnipeg International Airport

NAV CANADA is seeking public input on proposed changes to aircraft arrival and departure procedures at Winnipeg James Richardson International Airport.

Updates to standard arrival routes as well as the implementation of new technologies are planned as part of the proposal. The proposed flight paths are estimated to save up to three minutes flying time for arrivals, with greenhouse gas emissions reductions estimated at 800 metric tonnes each year.

Required Navigation Performance (RNP) is a new navigation technology that combines satellite-based positioning with modern flight management systems, allowing an aircraft to fly a precise route. This allows for the design of flight paths that are shorter and that provide for a continuous descent. Initially, only a small portion of aircraft – approximately 20 per cent – will be equipped to fly the new procedure.

Proposed updates to departure procedures will allow for the use of satellite navigation while following the same initial departure headings used today.

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 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


Feedback Tool

NAV CANADA is interested in your feedback! Please provide your input by using our comment tool available here. The consultation period runs until April 10, 2017.

Open House Consultation Events

In addition to accessing information on this website, residents are invited to participate in the following public drop-in consultation events:
March 8, 2017 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Headingley Community Centre
5353 Portage Ave
Headingley, MB
R4H 1J9
March 9, 2017 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Valley Gardens Community Centre
218 Antrim Rd
Winnipeg, MB
R2K 3L2
March 18, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South
2935 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2H5