FG to spend N7.58bn on new landing equipment for airports across the country

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Following the high number of delayed and cancelled flights during the harmattan season, the Federal Government plans to install Category 3 Instrument Landing System in seven airports across the country.

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In the first phase of the project, which is expected to cost about N7.58bn, the facilities will be installed in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, Katsina, Maiduguri and Sokoto airports.

The CAT ll ILS currently in use in the seven airports are expected to be taken to other airports without the instrument to improve landing.

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The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has already installed the new ILS in Lagos and has commenced its trial run at Runway 18 Right of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with a calibration aircraft expected to fly in and certify the equipment.

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