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Emerging Issues for Air Navigation Service Providers. Rudy Kellar Vice President, Operations NAV CANADA September 2007. Who We Are. Canada’s provider of civil air navigation services Private sector company 5,300 employees Second largest ANS in world 7.0 million IFR movements per year

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  1. Emerging Issues for Air Navigation Service Providers Rudy Kellar Vice President, Operations NAV CANADA September 2007

  2. Who We Are • Canada’s provider of civil air navigation services • Private sector company • 5,300 employees • Second largest ANS in world • 7.0 million IFR movements per year • Supported through service charges • Regulated by Federal Government (Transport Canada) on safety performance 2

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  4. After 10 Years • Safety • IFR to IFR LOS from 1.36 (per 100,000) in 1997 to 0.77 in 2006 • Service • Increased collaboration, reduced delays and fuel burn • Customers savings of $100 million annually • Service Charges • 6 % increase since 1999, 14 percentage points below inflation • 4% reduction effective August 1, 2007 • ANS Non-Operational Costs • Additional $100 million in annual savings • Technology Innovations • $1 billion invested in safety, service, efficiency

  5. Enhancing Safety and Efficiency • Customers’ Goals • Safety • Schedule • Efficiency • (fuel savings = reduced emissions) • Value

  6. Enhancing Safety and Efficiency • Global focus on industry with concerns about: • Rising fuel costs • Energy supply • Safety and security • Greenhouse gas emissions • Innovation and optimization by all industry players required to address these concerns • NAV CANADA will do its part

  7. Enhancing Safety and Efficiency • Identify/explore new and viable methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve flight efficiency • Optimum route and altitude • Continuous climb to cruise • Continuous idle descent to approach • Lowest possible approach minima • Minimum ground delay • Increased airspace capacity • Increased airport capacity

  8. Enhancing Safety and Efficiency • Example: Investigate effects of noise abatement procedures on: • capacity, • arrival and departure rates, • fuel burn and emission production • Coordinated investigation into ‘potential’ with stakeholders

  9. Optimizing ATM • Improve safety and efficiency by: • Increased application of RNAV with performance • Airspace and airport capacity enhancements • Complementary aircraft and ANS technology

  10. Area Navigation (RNAV) • Initiatives • RNAV Routes • Random Route Trials • RNAV STARS (Standard Instrument Arrivals) • RNAV SIDS (Standard Instrument Departures) • RNAV Approaches (WAAS and RNP)

  11. Northern Organized Track Structure (OTS) • Implemented January 2007 • 2,100 flights per year • Saves 1-3 min/flight • Fuel savings of ~315 metric tonnes/year • CO2 reduction of approximately 1,000 metric tonnes/year

  12. Airspace Optimization • Expanded Northern surveillance coverage in 2004 • RVSM implemented throughout Canada in 2005 • Expanded Northern Direct Controller – Pilot Communications (DCPC) in progress*

  13. Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast

  14. ADS - B Phase I and II 14

  15. Multilateration • Tracks and identifies all transponder equipped targets in all weather conditions • Improvements to capacity, efficiency and safety • Initial installation at Vancouver Harbour; Fort St. John

  16. Enhancing Capacity Visual Aircraft Spacing Tool (VAST) • Fewer delays experienced by users • Adaptable as a spacing tool for: • converging runways • dependent and independent parallel approaches • single runway operations • Increases in capacity • up to 30% in Calgary Converging Runway Display Aid (CRDA) Application

  17. Increasing Efficiency Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS) • Advanced tower, terminal, airport and en route coordination system • Automates flight data transactions • Part of suite of ATM products designed to improve efficiency

  18. Looking Ahead • Expansion of northern surveillance and VHF communications • Expansion of GPS-based (RNAV) en route and approach procedures • Increased use of Polar Routes; Northern OTS • ADS-B and Multilateration implementation