NAV CANADA Airspace Enhancements Coming to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Next Week

Toronto (November 6, 2019) – Starting December 5, 2019, NAV CANADA, in collaboration with PortsToronto, will implement enhanced arrival procedures for aircraft operators at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. New arrival procedures will improve airborne traffic flow while reducing flying time, fuel burn, greenhouse gas emissions and community noise exposure.
By leveraging satellite-based navigation capabilities, these new arrival procedures will keep more aircraft over the water on approach to Billy Bishop Airport, reducing noise exposure to residentially populated areas. Further, aircraft operators will save as much as five minutes of flying time, which is estimated to add up to an annual reduction of 970 metric tonnes of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Enhanced arrivals procedures will also serve to improve ground positioning for departures at Billy Bishop Airport, reducing ground idling and associated fuel burn, GHG emissions, and noise from aircraft waiting to depart.
These changes comply with the 1983 Tripartite Agreement and do not affect the type or number of aircraft operating at Billy Bishop Airport.
For more information, please click here to view the NAV CANADA notice.
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