The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines announced on Thursday the installation of a new Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the airport to guide pilots when landing or taking off even during bad weather.
CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said the German-made ILS is a highly-accurate radio signal navigational aide used by pilots when the runway is affected by poor weather. It is a ground instrument that provides precision guidance to aircraft approaching and take off on a runway.
Manila International Airport Authority general manager Eddie Monreal said his office brought the P7-million worth ILS and turned it over to CAAP for installation for the guidance of domestic and international pilots.
He said the old ILS bogged down two years ago when it was hit by lightning in July 2015. It has not been put back since then because of the lack of spare parts.