NAV CANADA owns and operates Canada's civil air navigation service (ANS), coordinating the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in Canadian domestic airspace and international airspace assigned to Canadian control.  This includes air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information, airport advisory services, and electronic aids to navigation.

NAV CANADA’s legacy dates back more than 70 years, starting in 1939 with a single Air Traffic Controller at a control tower in Saint-Hubert, Quebec.  The Air Navigation Service has evolved significantly since those early days, but its core mandate has never changed: moving aircraft safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Today, with over 5000 employees. Nav Canada facilities include seven area control centres and 41 control towers, 58 flight service stations and eight flight information centres. These facilities are supported by a network of over 1,000 ground-based aids to navigation located across the country.

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Transition to ICAO NOTAM format: New Content Available

NAV CANADA is transitioning to the ICAO NOTAM format and new NOTAM series on October 10th, 2019.

To help facilitate this change, we have published new guidance material on the NAV CANADA website.

The following documents will provide more detail on how the ICAO NOTAM format will be implemented at NAV CANADA and, what is expected by stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition.

  • The Canadian NOTAM Operating Procedures (CNOP) contains information, guidance and standard operating procedures to be used by NAV CANADA personnel, external accountable sources and, originators of NOTAMs. 
  • The Transition to ICAO NOTAM – External Transition Plan provides a high-level summary of the planned transition activities and timelines prior to, during, and immediately after the transition date.
  • The Briefing for NOTAM Originators provides guidance on how to accurately determine the affected area for a NOTAM.

Further to this, we’d like to announce that starting in September 2019, you will be able to access NOTAM from CFPS (Collaborative Flight Planning Services). Watch for notices on AWWS (Aviation Weather Web Site) and CFPS for further information around this topic.

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