Mag2True – Aviation Heading Reference Transition Action Group

The International Association of Institutes of Navigation has taken up the initiative to transition to true tracks in aviation. To this end, IAIN established a “Mag2True Working Group“. This page provides information on the Working Group. The group, which is now formally called “Aviation Heading Reference Transition Action Group”, holds regular on-line meetings. The secretary can be contacted via email at simon.gaskin@nullgmail.com.

 

TitleYearDownload
"Magnetic or True? The Battle For The Direction Datum" by Paul Hickley. Navigation News, Royal Institute of Navigation, Jan-Feb 2017.2017
Paper to ICAO titled "Elimination of Magnetic Variation in Air Operations in 2030 - True North Reference System".2018
"True Stories: True North". CANSO Airspace Magazine, Quarter 3 2019.2019
"Changing from Magnetic to True Tracks in Aviation" / "Transition de la route magnétique à la route vraie dans l’aviation" by Bart Banning, Anthony MacKay, and Paul Hickley. European Navigation Conference 2020 (ENC 2020).2020

"Moving towards true north". Overview presentation and ICAO working papers and committee reports NAV CANADA has authored (external link).2021
"Charting a Path for the Increased Use of True North in Aviation". ICAO Working Paper HLCC 2021-WP/150.2021
"Why aviation’s compass is shifting towards True navigation" by David Learmount. FlightGlobal/Flight International Magazine (external link).2021
"NAV CANADA: Magnetic to True North, Change by 2030". Video on ICAO TV (external link; free ICAO TV account required).2022
"Magnetic to True North - Change by 2030". Presentation by Anthony MacKay, Operational Safety, NAV CANADA.2022
"Concept of Operations: True North", Version 1.0. NAV CANADA.2022


Note: This webpage is hosted by the Netherlands Institute of Navigation (NIN).