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Airport Authority of India Plans to Provide 5 More Instrument Landing Systems

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K. C. Venugopal informed Rajya Sabha today that at present, 66 Instrument Landing Systems(ILSs) are in operation at 53 Airports and 93 Visual Omni Ranges (VORs)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) are in operation for en-route and terminal navigation facility at and around the airports or on the routes all over India.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) has also plans to provide 5 more ILSs, one each at Durgapur, Jabalpur, Barapani, Chennai and Kochi airports, one Glide Path (GP) at Port Blair airport and 5 more VOR/DMEs, one each at Tezu, Mundra, Chennai, Pakyong and Durgapur airport in 2013-14.

The Minister further said that ILS provides landing guidance (Azimuth and elevation) to the aircraft with the following decision height and visibility/ runway visual range: Cat-I (Category-I) : with a decision height not lower than 60 meters (200ft) and either a visibility not less than 800 meters or a runway visual range not less than 550 meters; Cat-II with a decision height lower than 60 meters (200ft) but not lower than 30 meters (100ft) and a runway visual range not less than 300 meters and Cat-IIIA : with a decision height lower than 30 meters (100 ft), or no decision.

 

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