To ensure the integrity of aeronautical information and data (AI/D) is maintained from origination to distribution, NAV CANADA is formalizing the provision of AI/D. Corrupt, erroneous, late or missing aeronautical information and data can lead to potential safety risks.
The following mechanisms are part of the global transition to more dynamic, integrated, immediate and accessible data-centred Aeronautical Information Management (AIM):
Direct all aeronautical data submissions and questions to NAV CANADA AIM Data Collection.
Online Accountable Source Systems (ACS)
Reporting authorities can upload Aircraft Movement Surface Condition Reports (AMSCR) directly to the NAV CANADA system using the SNOWiz web application (via the ACS website).
This information is immediately available to customers on the Collaborative Flight Planning System (CFPS) and Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) as a NOTAMJ. Authorities with an automated reporting system can benefit from the direct web service that links their system directly with the NAV CANADA system.
The single-runway AMSCR form is primarily intended for aerodromes with one runway. The form can be used for aerodromes with multiple runways as long as the number of pages in the fax transmission is clearly indicated; for example, page 1of 1, page 1 of 2.
Aerodromes may access the services of contractors to conduct specific work related to instrument flight procedures. NAV CANADA collectively refers to instrument design contractors as External Design Organizations (EDOs). EDOs register with NAV CANADA and have submission requirements allowing NAV CANADA to review and publish their submitted designs to ensure accuracy and compliance to regulations and instrument procedure design criteria.
Instrument Procedure Design Submission Overview for Aerodromes provides an overview for aerodromes of the process and requirements for submission of instrument procedures to NAV CANADA for review and publishing.
Important forms include: