Upcoming NAV CANADA Flight Checks: First semi-annual test

By January 9, 2024Announcement

NAV Canada regularly conducts instrument landing system (ILS) check at Toronto Pearson. This is a routine operation that ensures the accuracy and safety of the country’s navigation aids and instrument approach procedures. The ILS is a precision approach system that provides navigational guidance signals and information on a cockpit display to guide pilots accurately to the point of landing in periods of poor visibility.

The first semi-annual test of 2024 will take place between January 15-16 from approx. 11:30PM to 4:00AM (weather contingencies on January 17-19) and will involve all runways at Toronto Pearson. It will take approximately 20 minutes per runway.

Pre-approved flights do operate in the overnight hours in accordance with the Night Flight Restriction program in effect between 12:30AM and 6:30AM. However, given that the flight checks will involve flight patterns of repeated approaches for the runways at varying combinations of height, speed, and direction, we wanted to inform you that there might be noise impacts in your riding.

We have already posted the information on our Noise Advisory Calendar, and will also be posting a message on WebTrak.

Affected residents can feel free to reach out to the Toronto Pearson Noise Management Office directly if they have any questions or wish to submit a noise complaint:

  • Online using WebTrak or the complaint form
  • By phone 416-247-7682