Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ILS for Srinagar airport

Instrument of Landing System (ILS) is one of the crucial mechanical equipments needed for an airport particularly the one that has to operate in long foggy and snow bound winters. At present this equipment has been set up by the Airport Authority of India along the runway which, according to technical advice should be removed and separate space should be acquired for installing it. It is the visibility and the length to which visibility can work which are of importance.
The Division Bench of the State High Court has taken up a suo moto case and had called the representatives of the AAI and the IAF to appraise it of the difficulties and requirements for installation of ILS. The Bench is convinced that space should be provided to the AAI for installing the system and thus improving visibility for the aircrafts to land and take off in foggy weather when visibility is short.  The Court has been informed that the minimum visibility required at present is 1300 meter and if approach lighting system is installed on runway, then the minimum required visibility would be 800 meters. The court has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Budgam to examine the feasibility of providing the identified space to the AAI and take steps to hand it over to the concerned.
19/07/17 Daily Excelsior