Sunday, September 04, 2016

Spl aircraft to conduct calibration of ILS

Indore: In order to avail improved visibility to pilots during low clouds, a specially-designed-equipped aircraft will reach here to conduct flight inspection or calibration of recently installed Instrumental Landing System (ILS) at the city airport.
Due to bad weather conditions, as many as 11 flights of different airlines were diverted to nearby airports, affecting air passengers badly.

Frequency of low cloud situation has been escalated at the city airport in recent times. Due to which over 10 flights had to be diverted to nearby airports. In order to improve visibility, which is necessary during monsoon and winter seasons when clouds normally cannot move up and pose serious visibility problems for the pilots, an upgraded navigation system ILS has been installed at the airport.

But before it start function, the Airport Authority of India’s (AAI) Flight Inspection Unit (FIU) will test calibration of ILS by an advanced measurement system. ILS will replace old system installed in 1994. Official sources at city airport said that the new system would become operational once testing was over.

Local airport administration has already requested the AAI to conduct testing of new system by FIU, but the latter has yet not released its schedule.
04/09/16 Manish Upadhyay/Free Press Journal
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