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Explaining CANPASS for Business Aircraft Operations to Canada

Explaining CANPASS for Business Aircraft Operations to Canada

The Canadian Passenger Accelerated Service System (CANPASS) is an efficient and user-friendly method of reporting international general aviation (GA) arrivals into Canada. It has the benefit of allowing you to land at any airport of entry (AOE), as well as certain CANPASS-only airports, even during hours that customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance is not […]

April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Canada to Require Electronic Travel Authorization

Canada to Require Electronic Travel Authorization

As of March 15, 2016, Canada will require Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for all visa-exempt foreign nationals entering the country by air. Effective this date, visa-exempt foreign nationals, other than U.S. citizens, must have an eTA prior to being processed by customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) and entering Canada. The following is an overview of […]

February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More
North Atlantic Ops – Trial Implementation of Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum

North Atlantic Ops – Trial Implementation of Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum

Evolution in aircraft avionics and air traffic flight data processing has driven an initiative to reduce current lateral separation minima over the North Atlantic. A Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum (RLatSM) trial program goes into effect November 12, 2015, on the North Atlantic Tracks (NATs). General Aviation (GA) operators have the opportunity to participate in the […]

August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Flight Planning Rule Changes for Canada: Part 2 – Future Equipment Requirements

Flight Planning Rule Changes for Canada: Part 2 – Future Equipment Requirements

Advances in avionics and Air Traffic Control (ATC) flight data processing systems are making it possible to reduce lateral separation within the busy North Atlantic Tracks (NATs). Current Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications (MNPS) airspace will soon be modified to increase […]






January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Flight Planning Rule Changes for Canada: Part 1 – Recent Changes

Flight Planning Rule Changes for Canada: Part 1 – Recent Changes

Installation of new Air Traffic Service (ATS) surveillance systems – combined with advancements in flight data processing systems and aircraft data link capabilities – has created opportunities for ATS improvements within the Gander oceanic control area […]






January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 2 – Planning Details

Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 2 – Planning Details

With sufficient and effective pre-planning, large aircraft operations can be accomplished to most destinations worldwide without significant issues. Be sure to allow sufficient lead time for trip planning, consider all available options, and have a Plan “B” ready […]






August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 1 – Top Considerations

Large Aircraft Operations in North and Latin America: Part 1 – Top Considerations

Large aircraft operations can present unique requirements and challenges in terms of trip pre-planning and day-of-operation considerations. To address these potential planning and support issues when operating large aircraft within North and Latin America […]






July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Canada Formula 1 Grand Prix – Tips for Business Aircraft Operators

Canada Formula 1 Grand Prix – Tips for Business Aircraft Operators

Several good airport options are available for business aircraft operators intending to visit the Canada Formula 1 Grand Prix which runs July 7-9 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneaux in Montreal. Here’s some information to help you with your trip planning: 1. There are 3 primary airports to consider for the Canada F1 Grand Prix Three […]

May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Canada Permit Requirements for Bizav Operators

Canada Permit Requirements for Bizav Operators

For business aircraft operators requesting landing or overflight permits for Canada, it’s best to work with a 3rd-party provider. Rules and regulations can be confusing, particularly in terms of what is and what is not permitted for charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Adequate pre-trip planning is essential in order to avoid potential cabotage and/or licensing issues. […]

May 14, 2013 | 1 Comment More
CPDLC Datalink Changes for 2013

CPDLC Datalink Changes for 2013

Beginning February 7, 2013, the first phase of mandated controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC) was implemented on North Atlantic tracks (NAT). Over time, additional CPDLC and automatic dependent surveillance-contact (ADS-C) requirements will facilitate future evolution of the air traffic management system (ATM). These changes will eventually require many business aircraft to be outfitted/retrofitted with updated […]

February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Canadian Cabotage and Business Aviation: 6 Things you Need to Know (Aug. 15, 2012)

Canadian Cabotage and Business Aviation: 6 Things you Need to Know

Cabotage issues are taken seriously in Canada, and unauthorized business aviation aircraft movements may result in substantial penalties. The good news is that a wide range of private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) movements within Canada are possible under the current U.S.-Canada Open Skies policy. Best practice is to confirm in advance with your 3rd-party […]

October 30, 2012 | 1 Comment More