Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Airport gears up for winter

With winter season approaching, the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here is ready to ensure uninterrupted operations even during adverse weather conditions.
Currently the airport uses Category – I (CAT-I) instrument landing system (ILS), which can enable the aircraft to land even if pilots are unable to establish visual with the runway.
ILS uses a combination of radio signals and high-intensity lightings for safe landing of aircraft during fog, rain and snow. According to officials BPIA’s CAT-I system can ensure safe landing even when visibility is down to just 750 metres.
02/11/16 Jose K Joseph/Orissa Post