the Vancouver Airspace Modernization Project:
airspace in and around the Greater Vancouver Region and Southern Vancouver
Island is utilized by a large mix of operators including major domestic and
international airlines, regional and commuter passenger transport, General
Aviation and flight training, floatplanes, para-drop, sightseeing/photography
and helicopter operations.
Most of these operations are based out of
several airports/aerodromes located in a 50 nautical mile radius, including Vancouver International (CYVR),
Victoria International (CYYJ), Pitt Meadows (CYPK), Boundary Bay Airport
(CZBB), Langley Regional Airport (CYNJ), Abbotsford International Airport
(CYXX), Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre (CYHC), Victoria Inner Harbour Airport
(CYWH), Nanaimo Airport (CYCD) and Bellingham International Airport (KBLI). In
addition, this complex mix of operations, the airspace has experienced
significant growth in traffic over the last five years.
result, the goals of the phased and multi-year Vancouver Airspace Modernization
Project will be to develop concept-of-operations options that:
· ensure the
continued safety of operations in anticipation of further growth through
improved airspace structure and procedures,
· reduce the
environmental impacts of aircraft operations, including Greenhouse Gas
emissions and community noise exposure,
the airspace system through such tools as Performance Based Navigation,
· balance the
needs of stakeholder groups and reduce constraints where possible, and
alignment with long-term plans at the region’s airports and operators.
complete Terms of Reference document detailing information on the project
goals, timelines and stakeholder engagement processes can be found online here.
public consultation will be undertaken over the course of the project once
concepts of operations have been developed and will provide opportunities for
communities across the region to provide input.
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