To file a flight plan and operate in Canadian ADS-B-mandated airspace, aircraft profiles need to be updated to indicate the equipment installed.
For background, Nav Canada is implementing an ADS-B requirement. The implementation will go into effect as follows:
- Class A airspace (airspace between 18,000 ft and 60,000 ft) commencing 10 August 2023.
- Class B airspace commencing 16 May 2024.
- Class C, D, and E airspace commencing no earlier than 2026.
For details on what is required concerning equipage identification on the flight plan and accommodating unequipped aircraft or state aircraft, see Nav Canada's Aeronautical Information Circular 10/23.
Updating Aircraft Profiles
For information on how to update aircraft profiles to be able to file flight plans under the Canadian ADS-B mandate, see the following articles:
For ADS-B Compliant Aircraft
For Non-Compliant Canadian State aircraft or Foreign State Aircraft Covered by a Diplomatic Note or Formal Agreement
NOTE: For information on how to request an accommodation to operate in airspace that requires ADS-B without being compliant, see: How do I request an accommodation to operate in Canadian airspace that requires ADS-B as a non-compliant operator?