Section 4. Canadian Movement and Control Messages (Transborder Flights Only)

  1. GENERAL

Except as indicated in this section, handle Transborder Canadian movement and control messages as described in Sections 1, 2, and 3. Do not include ADCUS in flight plan remarks for flight plans to Canada because NAV CANADA no longer alerts Canadian Customs. CANPASS authorizations are the obligation of the pilot, at the number in subparagraph 6-4-3a. Do not include ADCUS in flight plan remarks for flights plans from Canada to the United States because U.S. flight service no longer alerts U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). U.S. Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) authorizations are the obligation of the pilot for flights departing and entering the U.S., as stated in 19 CFR 122. APIS resources for pilots are available at http://www.cbp.gov.

  1. INBOUNDS FROM CANADA
  1. Do not accept VFR flight plans other than air filed flight plans for aircraft departing from Canada. Refer individuals to the appropriate NAVCANADA facility to file flight plans out of Canada.
  2. The operational system should automatically format the required items of the flight notification message when activated. U.S. CBP authorizations for flights inbound to the U.S. from Canada are the obligation of the pilot and must be obtained via the APIS process. APIS resources for pilots are available at http://www.cbp.gov.
  3. Facilities acknowledge receipt of inbound flight plan and flight data messages as soon as practical by transmitting a Logical Acknowledgement Message (LAM). Suspense VFR flight plans until arrival or closure information is received. Remove IFR messages from the inbound list after delivery.

NOTE-

ATS messages used by Flight Service are explained in Appendix D.

  1. OUTBOUNDS TO CANADA
  1. When Customs notification service is requested, advise the pilot to contact Canada's Private Aircraft Program for Customs (CANPASS) at 888-226-7277 and include CANPASS in the remarks section of the flight plan. If the pilot informs that he/she has contacted CANPASS, place CANPASS in the remarks section of the flight plan.

NOTE-

U.S. CBP authorizations for flights outbound from the U.S. to Canada are the obligation of the pilot and must be obtained via the APIS process. APIS resources for pilots are available at http://www.cbp.gov.

  1. Accept Customs notification requests from inflight aircraft for relay via telephone notification to CANPASS at 888-226-7277 for airports of entry when proposed ETA is during Customs service hours.
  2. Upon notification of the departure of VFR flights, transmit a Departure Message (DEP) directly to the destination Canadian relay facility.
  3. Suspense ATS flight data message until acknowledgment is received.

REFERENCE-

FAA Order JO 7110.10, Para 7-5-1, Canadian Transborder.

  1. If an acknowledgment is not received within 30 minutes after departure, retransmit the message. AISR facilities transmit the contraction “REQ ACP” (request acceptance) and the complete aircraft identification.

EXAMPLE-

FF CZYZZFZX
DTG KBUFYFYX
REQ ACP N711VR

  1. If acknowledgment is not received within 1 hour after departure, use interphone or telephone to deliver. In any event, assure delivery prior to ETA.
  2. Refer to Section B of the Canada and North Atlantic IFR Supplements for Canadian FSS and Area Control Center (ACC) telephone numbers.
  1. Do not accept round-robin flight plans to Canada.
  1. OUTBOUNDS TO CANADA DEPARTING FROM OUTSIDE FLIGHT PLAN AREA
  1. Accept flight plans regardless of departure point within the NAS.
  2. Upon receipt of the departure report, the tie-in SECTOR/FSS is responsible for delivery of the departure message to Canada.
  1. IFR FLIGHT PLANS DEPARTING CANADIAN AIRPORTS
  1. Accept IFR flight plans departing from Canadian airports and destined to the U.S. Address messages to the ACC listed in FAA Order JO 7350.9, Location Identifiers.

NOTE-

FSSs in Alaska will still accept Canada to Canada IFR flight plans.

  1. Accept IFR flight plans regardless of destination when the departure airport is a Canadian airport where air traffic control services are provided by the FAA.
  1. SEARCH AND RESCUE MESSAGES

Provide Search and Rescue for flights inbound from Canada in accordance with Chapter 7.