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Grise Fiord - CYGZ

CARS Office:               867-980-9946,

Airport Maintainer:    867-980-9946,

Fuel Supplier:             867-980-4050/4144,


The Grise Fiord Airport is a small public use airport which serves the community of Grise Fiord. The airport is located adjacent to the north side of the Hamlet of Grise Fiord. The airport serves as a port of call for air carriers offering scheduled and charter passenger service.

Airport Description

The airport has:

  • one gravel runway, taxiway and apron
  • runway (14/32) is 1675 feet in length by 75 feet in width

Operating Conditions

The airport is available for:

  • 24 hours, seven days per week
  • both Day and Night VFR and IFR operations

Hours of Operation

The airport has operational staff on-site during regular published hours. Call-out procedures are

available outside of regular working hours.

Critical Aircraft

  • The critical (design) aircraft: de Havilland Twin Otter
  • Aircraft Group Number II (Code 1B under TP312 4th Ed.)
  • Aircraft larger than the critical aircraft may operate, but must comply with the Canadian Aviation Regulations

Weather and Aircraft Advisory Services

The airport weather and aircraft advisory services are provided by the Community Aerodrome Radio Station (CARS). The CARS service is managed by Nav Canada. The hours of operation are listed in the Canada Flight Supplement and where noted, services outside normal hours may be available upon call-out request.

The Mandatory Frequency and Air Traffic Frequency at this airport is: 122.1 MHz

Exemptions / Deviations / Authorizations

Exemptions and deviations from TP312, and other authorizations approved by the Minister, are held on file at Rankin Inlet Headquarters.

Listing of exemptions / deviations / authorizations

1. Approach surface slope runway 14 penetrated by terrain (5% vice 17%). Scheduled flights permitted by Kenn Borek Air on condition that runway 14 is not used for arrival nor runway 32 for departure.

2. Non-standard curved approach surface to runway 32. The non-standard approach is mitigated by the curved approach lights complete with an overshoot bar and a VASIS angled towards the curved approach in accordance with ICAO recommendations. The curved approach provides for a safe approach path from the terrain for the aircraft used to serve Grise Fiord.

3. Aircraft must park on SE side of apron, close to terminal building, to remain outside of runway strip (measured 60m from runway centerline).

4. Runway edge lights installed higher than standard (70 cm or approx. 27 inches high located 5 feet outside runway edge).