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Operational Initiatives



Transition to ICAO NOTAM Format and New NOTAM Series​

In the fall of 2019, NAV CANADA will transition to the ICAO NOTAM format. As a result, NAV CANADA will distribute all Canadian domestic NOTAMs using this format and international NOTAMs under new NOTAM Series.

NAVAID Modernization Program (NMP)​ ​

NAV CANADA has initiated a multi-year project to define a reduced network of ground-based NAVAIDs across the country, supporting the transition to a more efficient and cost-effective PBN-based air navigation service for our customers.


NAV CANADA’s air navigation services rely upon the effectiveness and accuracy of the​ surveillance technologies to keep Canadian skies safe and aircraft moving efficiently.

Performance-Based Navigation

With Performance-Based Navigation (PBN), we are using advanced onboard technologies to improve flight efficiency.


Oceanic Operations

We are making changes to operations in the North Atlantic, the busiest oceanic airspace in the world.


ICAO Compliant Canadian AIRMET/SIGMET

In the fall of 2013 Canada will be converting to an ICAO-compliant significant meteorological information (SIGMET) and aviation weather advisory (AIRMET) bulletin format.  


Multilateration – Surface Detection

Multilateration (MLAT), which uses existing transponder technology to improve situational awareness, can be used to provide surveillance over a wide area, or surface surveillance at airports.


Instrument Landing System

Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) are designed to provide aircraft with precision final approach guidance, offering a horizontal and vertical flight path to the runway.