The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI) in India has introduced the CAT III-B Instrument Landing System (ILS) that allows flights to land safely in low visibility.

CAT III-B ILS lets aircraft land with Runway Visual Range (RVR) of up to 50m with a decision height of 15m.

NSCBI airport director Atul Dixit said: “Kolkata has operationalised CAT III-B landing system on runway 01R.

“NSCBI has become the fifth airport to have been equipped with CAT III-B ILS.”

“The facility also includes visual guidance through taxiway centreline lights up to aircraft parking stands from 4 January.”

The airport is located in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.

Both sides of the runway 19L-01R can handle low visibility operations with the implementation of the ILS.

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NSCBI has become the fifth airport to have been equipped with CAT III-B ILS. The system is also used in Amritsar, Jaipur, Lucknow and New Delhi.

Flights operating at the airport have been disrupted due to fog during December and January every year.