The assessment process for crane operations:
- Contractor/Developer identifies need for crane and gathers site/crane details
- Contractor/Developer completes Transport Canada and NAV Canada application forms - Form links below
- Contractor/Developer submits forms to both agencies along with aerial photo or site plan
- Agencies review applications (Transport Canada requires a minimum of 90 days notice)
- Contractor/Developer to complete Grande Prairie Airport Crane Application and send with Transport Canada and NAV Canada assessments to Grande Prairie Airport
- Contractor/Developer receives notification from Grande Prairie Airport
- Contractor/Developer contacts Airport Director Operations 780-539-5270 48 hours prior to crane operation
- Crane operations commence - Airport Director Operations monitors crane activity
- Contractor/Developer notifies Airport Director Operations when crane operations are complete
- Contractor/Developer submits Removal Notification form to NAV Canada (if required)
What assessment are required before a crane can be erected?
- The erection of any crane whose height may potentially pose a risk to aviation safety or effect the operation of air navigation aids requires approval in advance.
- Assessments are issued by Transport Canada, NAV Canada and, in some instances, the Grande Prairie Airport.
- Applications for assessments should be submitted to Transport Canada and NAV Canada well in advance to the start of the crane operation (Transport Canada requires at least 90 days’ notice).
- Applications to the Grande Prairie Airport must include complete assessments by Transport Canada and NAV Canada with reference numbers.
What information is required for assessments?
- Information about the project and the worksite is required on all approval forms in order to help determine the impact of your crane operation on aeronautical operations, including:
- Project contact information;
- Site coordinates and addresses;
- Elevations – ground (ASL), building/structure height;
- Crane details – type, swing radius, boom length, maximum height;
- Scope of work;
- Duration of operation (start/end dates, times).
Crane Assessment Forms:
- Transport Canada:
Aeronautical Assessment Form
- NAV Canada:
Land Use Proposal Submission Form
- Grande Prairie Airport: Crane Assessment Application
For information concerning crane operations in and around the Grande Prairie Airport, contact:
Grande Prairie Airport
AIS Data Collection Unit / Land Use Office