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Transport Canada approves new safety procedure at Billy Bishop

March 11, 2015, Ottawa - Air Navigation Data Inc. has announced the final approval of a GPS-based instrument approach (RNAV(GNSS) LPV) procedure for Runway 08 at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (CYTZ) that will improve flight operations in unfavourable weather conditions.


March 11, 2015
By Air Navigation Data

The new procedure allows approaches to 250 feet (76 metres) above the runway, an improvement of 69 feet (21 metres) over the existing instrument landing system (ILS). This new procedure permits the best possible approach minimum under the current airport certification.

This new procedure is only available to operators and aircraft that are equipped with the latest equipment technology and have demonstrated operational compliance. Although Porter Airlines is currently the only authorized operator, it is anticipated that in the future other operators will be able to utilize these state-of-the-art procedures.

Air Navigation Data also designed the Instrument Landing System procedure (ILS/DME) for runway 26 at CYTZ which has a 4.8 degree glide path.

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