The map below shows the location of Canadian airports where at least 5 runway incursions happened in 2018. Scroll over each point on the map to see how many incursions were reported at that airport. Data were compiled by Western Aviation News based on daily reports filed by NAV CANADA, which manages Canada’s air space.
Canada recorded more than 450 runway incursions in 2018, similar to the number in 2017. An incursion happens when a vehicle, person or plane enters a protected area around runways without permission.
While most incursions happen at small airports with student pilots, a number of hubs report a significant number of incursions. In each of the past two years, 21 of those were considered serious enough to warrant concern.