The instrument Landing System (ILS) used at Veer Surendra Sai in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district is authorised by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“Following the DGCA’s permission, the ILS was erected. Within a month, it would be put into commission, “According to Kishore Kumar Senapati, the airport’s director, The New Indian Express. According to airport sources, the ILS will be put into service following the issuance of a notice to airmen (Notam) in this regard.
A brief about Jharsuguda Airport’s Instrument Landing System will soon be operational.
“The Doppler Very High-Frequency Omni Range (DVOR) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) landing procedures are now being used by the flights. When the ILS facility is online, it will make it easier for flights to land in inclement weather like heavy rain and winters “Senapati added.
In order to land using the DVOR procedure, there must be a visibility of at least 1,500 metres for light aircraft and 2,100 metres for large aircraft. Once the ILS is operational, however, planes will be able to land at VSS airport even with a visibility of 800 metres.
Another development is that the state government sent two additional personnel and an ambulance to the airport to manage any emergencies.