Jharsuguda: Instrument Landing System (ILS) will be installed at the Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Odisha’s Jharsuguda to facilitate take-off and landing of aircrafts during inclement weather conditions, informed Airports Authority of India (AAI).
The system will be installed at a total cost of Rs 5.5 crore and will be ready for operations within next six months.
Initially, Jharsuguda Airport was meant for only Visual Flight Rules (VFR) operations. Since the city witnesses low visibility and bad weather during most part of the year, this leads to delays and cancellation of scheduled flights.
With new navigational facilities, the airport will become an all-weather airport and will enhance connectivity. This will ensure more regular service which will benefit both airlines and passengers.
Notably, ILS is a precision landing aid which is used to provide accurate azimuth and descent guidance signals to aircraft for landing on the runway under normal or adverse weather conditions.