Sunday, October 04, 2020

Srinagar airport to wait for CAT II landing system

The work on the installation of Instrument Landing System (ILS) CAT II at the Srinagar International Airport will be delayed by one year.

The work on ILS CAT II landing system, which shall allow operation of flights at a minimum visibility of 350-metre was scheduled to begin sometime this year. However, an IAF representative in the Airport Advisory Committee meeting held on August 31 had informed the members that “at present ILS CAT I landing system is operational at the airport, while the work on CAT II will begin in November 2021.”

As per the minutes of the meeting,  Dr Farooq Abdullah who had chaired the meeting in the capacity of the Member of Parliament from Srinagar constituency had laid stress on “need of an improved landing system at the Srinagar Airport,”.

“Once completed the project will upgrade ILS and runway facilities at the airport including the lighting and other capacities,” the IAF representative informed. The project has been undertaken under the IAF’s “Modernization of Airport Facilities and Infrastructure (MAFI)” scheme, the official said.

04/10/20 Greater Kashmir

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