What Does it Take to Fly a ‘Climb Via’ SID?

Last week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast looked at the phraseology “climb via,” which has caused some confusion since it was introduced in 2014. This week, the podcast examines the practical implications of flying a climb via departure. “NextGen is all about fitting more aircraft in a smaller airspace and the intent of the procedure designers, both SIDs and STARs, is that they be auto flown,” said NBAA Access Committee member Keith Gordon, who participated on the team that led to climb via implementation. “However, we have to be trained, we have to be skilled enough that when something happens. whether a controller has to intervene, that we have the ability to do it.”

Podcast Episode

August 13, 2018

Pilots Urged to Review Climb Via Procedures

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May 31, 2017

NavCanada Suspends Implementation of New ICAO Climb via Descend via Clearance Phraseology

Effective May 19, 2017, NavCanada suspended implementation of all climb via SID and descend via STAR phraseology it had adopted on April 27, reverting to rules that were in place prior to the changeover.
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April 12, 2017

Revised NBAA ‘Climb/Descend Via’ Guidance Precedes April 27 Nav Canada Changeover

NBAA has updated its resources detailing the proper use of “climb via” (CV) and “descend via” (DV) clearances ahead of NAV Canada’s upcoming implementation of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard instrument departure (SID) and standard terminal arrival (STAR) phraseology.
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