Before submitting aeronautical data to NAV CANADA, establish a formal arrangement with NAV CANADA as an Aeronautical Data Originator (ADO). ADOs are expected to appoint one representative with the knowledge and competence to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
After signing an ADO-DPS MET Agreement, submit aeronautical data changes for MET stations using the Private Meteorological Services Data Submission Form (DSFMET). The Data Product Specifications for Private Meterological Services (DPSMET) provides the data specifications required to complete the DSFMET.
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Entity accountable for data origination and from which the AIS organization receives aeronautical data and information.
The agreement between the AIS provider (NAV CANADA) and the Aeronautical Data Originator outlining the requirements for the provision of aeronautical data and information. The agreement prescribes the information required to register as an Aeronautical Data Originator and explains the data exchange protocols for the submission, modification and withdrawal of aeronautical data or information which may be published in the Aeronautical Information Products or collected and stored in the AIS Database.
The dynamic, integrated management of aeronautical information through the provision and exchange of quality-assured digital aeronautical data in collaboration with all parties.
Within NAV CANADA, a group responsible for the collection, evaluation and dissemination of aeronautical information published in the state Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and associated aeronautical charts, NOTAMs and digital data sets.
Defined by ICAO Annex 15, 16th Ed. as aeronautical data and information provided either as digital data sets or as a standardized presentation in paper or electronic media. Aeronautical Information Products include: Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP), including amendments and supplements, circulars, aeronautical charts, NOTAMs and digital data sets.
Set of current data used within Aeronautical Information Products (both published and stored) for a specified aerodrome presented in DPS format. If applicable, the Baseline Dataset will be generated once for the purpose of establishing the ADO-DPS agreement. The Baseline Dataset will have an effective date specified.
A third-party designee nominated to the position of Designee of the Aeronautical Data Originator by the ADO. The Designee of the Aeronautical Data Originator is acting on behalf of the Aeronautical Data Originator and is bound by the terms of the D-ADO-DPS Agreement which prescribes the information required to register as a Designee of the Aeronautical Data Originator and explains the data exchange protocols for the submission, modification and withdrawal of aeronautical data or information. The ADO remains accountable for the acts and omissions of, and information provided by, the D-ADO.
Detailed specification of data attributes and supplementary information/metadata supplied to NAV CANADA. The DPS includes the Aeronautical Data Catalogue, which specifies data attribute descriptions, and the Data Quality Requirements (DQR), which support the terms for submission of aeronautical data and information.
Data attributes identified are submitted according to the DPS using a Data Submission Form. This document enables the ADO to provide aeronautical data or information to the AIS provider (NAV CANADA) in a controlled manner.
Description of terms for the provision of aeronautical data including accuracy, resolution, traceability, timeliness, integrity, completeness, and format.
Aeronautical data of the highest quality remains the backbone of a safe, efficient and reliable air navigation service. As our deeply interconnected global systems prepare for future growth, NAV CANADA is evolving its aeronautical data exchange process in lockstep with industry. The current retrieval process involves a variety of formats and exchange methods. Corrupt, erroneous, late or missing aeronautical data and aeronautical information can lead to potential safety risks.
To ensure integrity of aeronautical data is maintained throughout the process from origination to distribution, NAV CANADA – the country's AIS provider – is formalizing the provision of aeronautical information and data with Meteorological Service Providers. Most of such data will be disseminated and used for air navigation.
NAV CANADA's mandate as the country's AIS provider is to ensure aeronautical information and data necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of air navigation are made available in a form suitable for the operational requirements of air traffic management users including flight crews and air traffic services. To fulfill our mandate as the AIS provider and to ensure the correct data are received from the right source in a timely manner, NAV CANADA is in the process of digitizing aeronautical data. Specified quality standards must be met to support the development of this data exchange infrastructure.
Additonally, in accordance with ICAO Annex 15 as per CAR 803.01, Formal Arrangements must be established between AIS providers and originators of aeronautical data and information. Adhering to this internationally recognized practice demonstrates Canada's commitment to global harmonization goals.
As technological advancements continue to unlock significant potential for the industry, the demand for timely, digitized and quality-assured data grows. Data quality requirements and data product specifications – including digitally accessible information – have been defined to support interoperability between different States and systems. These requirements include traceability, timeliness, completeness, integrity, accuracy, resolution and format. Additionally, originators of data and information are responsible for verifying and validating data before submission to the AIS Provider as per ICAO Annex 15.
Quality-assured data reflective of the traceability, timeliness, completeness, integrity, accuracy, resolution and format requirements are to be submitted through the fillable Private Meteorological Services Data Submission Form (DSFMET). As the digital data chain evolves, a web portal will become available enabling the automation of data submission, benefiting both the AIS provider and originators of aeronautical information and data.
In accordance with ICAO Annex 15 as per CAR 803.01, exceptions for MET services, unfortunately, cannot be made. Current format and exchange methods vary by source and levels of quality and can lead to a lengthy process to confirm and validate data. Formalizing datasets is required to ensure quality-assured aeronautical information and data are received in a form suitable for the operational requirements of air traffic management users.
Additonally, NAV CANADA has started to digitize the data and automate the processing of aeronautical information and data. As a result, the quality requirement for “format” includes “coding” for database processing.
Unfortunately, datasets that do not conform to defined quality requirements may become unusable or difficult to process. Manual data input can potentially lead to processing delays, or in cases where data are safety-critical and (or) used in Instrument Flight Procedures (IFPs), an IFP may become unauthorized for use until the quality of data can be verified. In the case of an Altimeter Setting Source, another source that can be verified may be used instead – this may result in higher approach minima.