NGA to buy flight information publications from a Canadian firm for nearly $121,000

NAV Canada flight planningThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) intends to award a sole source contract worth almost $121,000 to NAV Canada Corp., to supply its Canadian Flight Information Publications, or FLIPs.

“The required publications are only available from one Canadian firm,” says the NGA in a presolicitation notice it issued on Feb. 18.

Interested parties have until Feb. 19 to respond to the NGA.

Further information is available from Terrie Seybold, a contract specialist, at 314-676-0187 or

“We are Canada’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) managing 12 million aircraft movements a year for 40,000 customers in over 18 million square kilometres – the world’s second-largest ANSP by traffic volume,” says NAV Canada Corp., on its own Web site.

“Our airspace stretches from the Pacific West coast to the East coast of Newfoundland and out to the centre of the North Atlantic, the world’s busiest oceanic airspace with some 1,200 flights crossing to and from the European continent daily. It also stretches from the busy U.S-Canada border with major international airports to the North Pole where aircraft fly polar routes to reach Asia,” NAV Canada continues.

“We are also the world’s first fully privatized civil air navigation service provider, created in 1996 through the combined efforts of commercial air carriers, general aviation, the Government of Canada, as well as our employees and their unions.”