“His cargo has been screened, his sleigh loaded, and his flight plan filed,” Transport Canada writes. “Santa and his team of reindeer are expected to leave the North Pole, which is located in Canada’s north, on time to his annual Christmas deliveries.”
Transport Canada is also crediting Santa’s elves for giving the classic sled a 21st centaury makeover – equipped with everything from Wi-Fi, a ‘Naughty or Nice’ app, to a new fleet of drones.
“Giving Rudolph a much needed break, Santa’s drones will help guide his sleigh and scout out the safest and most efficient route,” explains Transport Canada. “Of course, the elves trained Santa on all the necessary safety features and applied in advance for his SFOC – Santa’s Flight Operations Certificate.”
Second-in-Command at the North Pole, Mrs. Claus spoke to Transport Canada to express her gratitude towards the hard working elves.
“On the big night, I take comfort knowing that my husband will deliver toys to all good little boys and girls safely and securely,” Mrs. Claus goes on to say. “Now that Santa can use his smartphone on board, I’ll be able to follow his journey as he posts updates to his Instagram account at each stop.”
Santa’s pre-flight checklist includes looking for ice-build-ups, checking Rudolph’s nose, and ensuring that the elves on board are informed about safety procedures, according to Transport Canada.