Philippines to Launch New Landing Systems at NAIA

16 August 2010 (Last Updated August 16th, 2010 18:30)

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the Philippines began operating two new instrument landing systems (ILS) on 15 August to help aircraft pilots land safely during poor weather. The ILS-420 system, delivered by Thales in mid-July, is currently undergoing calibration, according

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the Philippines began operating two new instrument landing systems (ILS) on 15 August to help aircraft pilots land safely during poor weather.

The ILS-420 system, delivered by Thales in mid-July, is currently undergoing calibration, according to BusinessWorld Online.

ILS is an electronic guidance system that will provide pilots with landing information, which is particularly useful in reduced visibility conditions.

European technicians have installed the guidance systems at both ends of Runways 06 and 24 at the airport.

The electronic modules and computers have been installed inside the structures that house the systems and only the antennas remain to be assembled.