Criteria for the Development of Instrument Procedures – TP308/GPH209

Change 8.1 published with an effective date of January 1, 2023.

Change 8.0 published January 1, 2020 with an effective date of January 1, 2023.


These standards and criteria are incorporated by reference in subpart 803 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). This publication prescribes standardized methods for use in designing instrument flight procedures.

Who this document is for

All personnel who are responsible for Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) development and/or evaluation.

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Recommendations and other guidance information contained in previous editions may be found in Transport Canada’s Advisory Circulars, or ICAO Annexes and Aerodrome Design/Service Manuals.

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