Aviation

Bad Weather: ILS intact, Ilorin airport Airspace manager insists

 

The Airspace Manager of Ilorin International Airport, Engr. Rotimi Ayeni has again declared that  the Instrumental Landing System (ILS) of the Airport is intact.
This is a response to allegations that airlines are not landing at the airport because of ILS not intact.
Recall that bad weather in the past weeks has made it difficult for aircraft to land at   airports across the country.
He explained: “ILS assist in the smooth landing of aircraft most especially when the visibility is not clear. An aircraft approaching a runway is guided by the ILS receivers in the aircraft by performing modulation depth comparisons.
“Many aircraft can route signals into the autopilot to fly automatically to land at the airport here. The issue of aircraft not landing has to do with bad weather.”
Ayeni however advised pilots to obtain weather forecast from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and adhere strictly to forecasts that suggests adverse weather conditions from harmattan dust haze, which  could be hazardous to flight, crew and passengers at the airport.
He urged them to comply with the pilots and directives of control tower regarding weather forecast for safety.
“Our job is to ensure safety of airlines when taking off and landing at various airports in the country,” the manager added.

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