Canada is requiring operators to equip their aircraft with collision avoidance equipment in an effort to reduce the risk of mid-air collisions.

"The amendment to the Canadian Aviation Regulations requires the immediate installation of at least one class of collision avoidance equipment on all recently manufactured aircraft," says Transport Canada.

"Operators of large commercial aircraft currently in operation have two years to comply with the new requirement."

All requirements included in the amendment will come into force on 1 July.

Source: Flight International