Air navigation services

This section is responsible for:

  • developing procedures for IFR and VFR flights
  • developing standards and criteria for instrument procedures
  • developing standards for the lighting and marking of obstacles
  • approving changes to the structure and classification of Canadian Domestic Airspace
  • contributing to the development of international technical standards and procedures
  • developing, refining, and maintaining regulations, standards, and criteria covering the use of airspace and general aircraft operations in Canada
  • developing standards and procedures for such activities as mandatory-frequency procedures, simultaneous-runway operations, laser and bright-light display, and heavy, scientific, unmanned balloon flights
  • developing standards to permit the safe implementation and use of emerging technologies in Canadian Domestic Airspace
  • developing and amending the technical content of those sections of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)

Criteria for the Development of Instrument Procedures (TP308/GPH209)

This publication contains the criteria to design the following instrument flight procedures in Canada:

  • non-precision instrument approach procedures
  • precision instrument approach procedures
  • departure instrument procedures
  • en route instrument procedures

These criteria are predicated on normal aircraft operations for considering obstacle clearance requirements. This document is to be used by persons meeting the training requirements specified in CAR 803.02(b).

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