About Us

Guiding the wo​rld’s aircraft in Canadian airspace

NAV CANADA is the company that owns and operates Canada’s civil air navigation service (ANS).

We manage 18 million square kilometres of Canadian and oceanic airspace. With 40,000 customers and 3.3 million flights a year, we are one of the largest Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) by total Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight hours.

As a private company, our revenues come from our aviation customers, not government. By investing in technology and controlling costs, we have kept customer rates stable while improving safety and flight efficiency.

Our dedicated employees provide services to commercial and general aviation from facilities throughout Canada. These services include air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.

Our facilities​ include area control centres (ACC), airport control towers, flight service stations (FSS), flight information centres (FIC), and Community Aerodrome Radio Stations (CARS). We maintain a network of more than 1,000 ground-based navigation aids across the country.

With three IATA Eagle Awards since 2001 as world’s best air navigation services provider, we continue to pursue our vision: to be the world's most respected Air Navigation Service.