Nav Canada adjusts ADS-B Out mandate


On Aug. 2, 2022, Nav Canada confirmed that due to supply chain impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the previously announced implementation dates for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out performance mandate have been adjusted for Class A and B airspace.

Citing supply chain limitations and backlogs to acquire and install the appropriate transponder, as well as current equipage levels in each class of airspace, Nav Canada has amended the effective date to equip with ADS-B. As a result, the mandate will come into effect as follows:

  • Class A Canadian airspace on Aug. 10, 2023.
  • Class B Canadian airspace on May 16, 2024.
  • Class C, D and E to occur no sooner than 2026 and will be determined pending further assessment.

For more information on the Nav Canada mandate, click here.


The installation and maintenance of ADS-B will be a major topic of discussion at the upcoming AEA Canada Connect Conference in Toronto, Aug. 25-26, 2022. To register for this event, click here.

Contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, by email at or by phone at 202-589-1144.