• 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
  • As of Issue 290, V300 over Cowley airspace has MEA split at the COWLE waypoint between 14,000ft and 12,500ft



Designated Airspace Handbook Issue 290

EFFECTIVE: 12 AUGUST 2021 NEXT ISSUE: 07 OCTOBER 2021

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.
CanAirspace290all.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace290all.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace290all.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 (Airways, Transition Areas, Control Area Extensions, Terminal Control Areas) but leaves class E control zones and Transponder Mandatory airspace.
CanAirspace290nolowE.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace290nolowE.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace290nolowE.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.
CanAirspace290nolowEnoXPNDR.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace290nolowEnoXPNDR.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace290nolowEnoXPNDR.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.
CanAirspace290nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace290nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace290nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.txt – OpenAir file – can be used with various programs including XCSoar and TopHat (Best in XCSoar for differentiating Class F)

Designated Airspace Handbook Issue 291

EFFECTIVE: 07 OCTOBER 2021 NEXT ISSUE: 02 DECEMBER 2021

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.
CanAirspace291all.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace291all.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace291all.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 (Airways, Transition Areas, Control Area Extensions, Terminal Control Areas) but leaves class E control zones and Transponder Mandatory airspace.
CanAirspace291nolowE.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace291nolowE.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace291nolowE.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.
CanAirspace291nolowEnoXPNDR.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace291nolowEnoXPNDR.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace291nolowEnoXPNDR.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.
CanAirspace291nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.cub – CUB file – for SeeYou/Naviter and some LXNAV/LXNavigation products
CanAirspace291nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.sua – SUA file – can be used with various programs
CanAirspace291nolowEnoHighnoXPNDR.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