May 19, 2017

UPDATE: NO New ICAO Phraseology for SIDs and STARs


***UPDATE – MAY 19/2017***

Effective 0000Z May 20, 2017, the directive on new phraseology for SIDs and STARs is rescinded by Nav Canada. An updated NOTAM is expected to be issued later today.

Resources for upcoming SID/STAR phraseology change

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has developed harmonized phraseology for Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) and Standard Terminal Arrivals (STARs). NAV CANADA will be implementing these changes as of April 27, 2017, as per the Aeronautical Information Circular 2/17 issued on January 5, 2017.

NavCanada has posted several resources on their corporate website which may be of interest to any of our members affected by the change.

If you have questions relating to the upcoming phraseology change, please direct them to