• Canadian Airspace



CANADIAN AIRSPACE

The airspace below was derived from the Designated Airspace Handbook on NAV CANADA’s website. 

The files are provided without guarantee as to their completeness or correctness.  The user assumes all responsibility to any conclusions drawn from this data.  The information may not be accurate or current and is supplied with no warranties, expressed or implied.

Improvements over other available airspace:
  • Guelph Corridor is included
  • Class F is divided – Danger and Restricted is flagged in SUA files.  In OpenAir files, Advisory is F, Danger is D and Restricted is R.
  • Class E control zones are left intact in No Low E versions
  • Livingstone Block/Cowley airspace has additional block starting at FL280 for a flight computer to produce a warning when close to top
  • Airways around Invermere and Cowley have bases raised to MEA

Designated Airspace Handbook Issue 283
EFFECTIVE: 16 JULY 2020 NEXT ISSUE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2020
All airspace:
These files include most airspace in the handbook including low level E airspace associated with Airways, Transition Areas, Control Area Extensions, Terminal Control Areas and others.
CanAirspace283all.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace283all.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace283all.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat (Best in XCSoar for differentiating Class F)

RECOMMENDED FOR MOST PILOTS – No low E:
These files have most low E airspace removed but leaves class E control zones and Transponder Mandatory airspace.
CanAirspace283nolowE.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace283nolowE.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace283nolowE.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat (Best in XCSoar for differentiating Class F)

No low E and No Transponder:
These files remove most low E airspace and Transponder airspace but leaves class E control zones intact.
CanAirspace283nolowEnoXPNDR.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace283nolowEnoXPNDR.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace283nolowEnoXPNDR.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat (Best in XCSoar for differentiating Class F)

No low E, No Transponder and No High:
These files remove most low E airspace, Transponder and High airspace but leaves class E control zones intact.  It is recommended you use the ‘clip’ feature in your software and use one of the previous airspaces so you still have warnings if you unexpectedly get close to airspace at 12,500ft and above.  If you can not do that, use these files.
CanAirspace283nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace283nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace283nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat (Best in XCSoar for differentiating Class F)
 
Designated Airspace Handbook Issue 282
EFFECTIVE: 21 MAY 2020 NEXT ISSUE: 16 JULY 2020
All airspace:
These files include most airspace in the handbook including low level E airspace associated with Airways, Transition Areas, Control Area Extensions, Terminal Control Areas and others.
CanAirspace282all.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace282all.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace282all.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat (Best in XCSoar for differentiating Class F)

RECOMMENDED FOR MOST PILOTS – No low E:
These files have most low E airspace removed but leaves class E control zones and Transponder Mandatory airspace.
CanAirspace282nolowE.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace282nolowE.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace282nolowE.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat (Best in XCSoar for differentiating Class F)

No low E and No Transponder:
These files remove most low E airspace and Transponder airspace but leaves class E control zones intact.
CanAirspace282nolowEnoXPNDR.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace282nolowEnoXPNDR.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace282nolowEnoXPNDR.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat (Best in XCSoar for differentiating Class F)

No low E, No Transponder and No High:
These files remove most low E airspace, Transponder and High airspace but leaves class E control zones intact.  It is recommended you use the ‘clip’ feature in your software and use one of the previous airspaces so you still have warnings if you unexpectedly get close to airspace at 12,500ft and above.  If you can not do that, use these files.
CanAirspace282nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace282nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace282nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat (Best in XCSoar for differentiating Class F)
 
Canada/US Border
CanUSborder.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanUSborder.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanUSborder.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat