Click on the map for a closer look on the website of Le Devoir
What is a STAR? ▲
A Standard Terminal Arrival Route, or STAR, is an arrival procedure used to direct aircraft as they land at an airport. STAR procedures can be programmed into an aircraft’s navigation computers to prepare the aircraft to fly the route as efficiently as possible.
STARs help organize frequently-used air traffic controller instructions into an established set of procedures for traffic transiting from their enroute portion of flight onto the final approach path to a runway. STARs represent commonly flown flight paths. They are a means of reducing workload and the need for significant back and forth communication between air traffic controllers and pilots.
These procedures are published in the Canada Air Pilot (CAP) for pilot and controller use.