NAV CANADA Provision of Services For Free “Anti-Competitive” and in Violation of Air Regulations
In NAV CANADA’s Level of Service Policy, released in March 2015, NAV CANADA states that it will provide instrument procedure design services free of charge to most airports across Canada. The provision of these design services is beyond the scope of the responsibilities and authorities granted to NAV CANADA by the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act (CANSCA) – and the Canadian Air Regulations (CARs).
The Canadian Association of Instrument Procedure Designers (CAIPD), representing most of the independent External Design Organizations (EDOs), and in association with the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), objects to this behaviour as it is an “Abuse of Dominant Power” as defined in the federal Competition Act. You can read the response from CBAA and CAIPD to this NAV CANADA policy.
Should the NAV CANADA document linked to above be (re)moved by NAV CANADA, it can be downloaded here: NAV CANADA’s Level of Service Policy.