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Nausori navigation upgraded

By ELLEN STOLZ Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) has installed new navigational equipment at Nausori Airport. The new equipment allows air traffic controllers and pilots to pinpoint where aircraft are located
01 Oct 2012 14:44

By ELLEN STOLZ

Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) has installed new navigational equipment at Nausori Airport.
The new equipment allows air traffic controllers and pilots to pinpoint where aircraft are located in both distance and altitude from the airport.
The equipment is called a DVOR (Doppler Very High-Frequency Omni Range) and DME (Distant Measuring Equipment).
The new equipment replaced the previous navigation system that was built in 1989.
The system consists of ground-based transmitters intersecting with in-aircraft receivers that provide both the pilots and air traffic controllers information on the location of aircraft.
This information can even be detected up to 200 miles away and at a height of 30,000 feet from the airport.
Joining the Nausori technical team was senior technician staff, Kelepi Dainaki and Momoivalu Seeto from AFL Telecommunication section in Nadi, and the radio engineering inspector from CAAF, David McDonald.
The three helped to review and test the equipment before flight validation and commissioning.
Korea Airports Corporation, who installed the navigational equipment, were also on the site to demonstrate the integrity of the DVOP and DME systems and guide the local staff with this new equipment.




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