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AFL Undertakes $6M ILS Project

Airports Fiji Limited yesterday signed an agreement with Indra Australia Pty Ltd to install new Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) at Nadi and Nausori International Airports.
22 Dec 2016 11:00
AFL Undertakes $6M ILS Project
Aiports Fiji Limited senior financial accountant Sanjana Mishra and Indra Australia Pty Ltd ATM business unit manager Ragnvald Johan Stensland. Photo: AIPOAiports Fiji Limited senior financial accountant Sanjana Mishra and Indra Australia Pty Ltd ATM business unit manager Ragnvald Johan Stensland. Photo: AIPORTS FIJI LIMITEDRTS FIJI LIMITED

Airports Fiji Limited yesterday signed an agreement with Indra Australia Pty Ltd to install new Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) at Nadi and Nausori International Airports.

The project is valued at around $6 million and is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2017.

AFL executive chairman Faiz Khan said the project would upgrade the Nadi Airport ILS/DME and install a new ILS/DME for Nausori Airport.

“This is another important project in our modernisation phase. In the overall improvement of our ground aids navigational equipment the ILS/DME system is the primary precision instrument for safe landing of aircraft in Nadi and Nausori, particularly in bad weather,” he said.

“Whilst Nadi gets an upgrade, the new ILS/DME for Nausori means airlines will in future be able to operate into Nausori at night with greater confidence.”

This, Mr Khan added, would provide pilots with precise distance from the threshold of the runway when landing.

Indra Australia Pty Ltd ATM Business Unit Manager Ragnvald Johan Stensland said the project was a reference of being a proud technology partner for AFL.

“Nadi and Nausori Airports will soon receive equipment identical to that installed at airports like Sydney, London Heathrow and Singapore,” Mr Stensland said.

SOURCE: AIRPORTS FIJI LIMITED

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