New facilities for safe aircraft landings in dense fog

Lahore: Instrument Landing System CAT III-B (ILS CAT III-B) facilitated in landing domestic and international flights at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIAP), Lahore in extreme foggy weather from midnight to early hours, in lowest visibility as recorded 150M.

Six national and international airlines namely Turkish Airline TK 714, PIA flights PK 752, PK 710, PK 899, Airblue PA 471 and Qatar Airways QR 628 landed safely at Lahore Airport. However three flights were unable to land due to non-availability of the system in their planes, neither were their pilots certified.

This system ensures safe and smooth landing of aircrafts during intense fog and smog conditions, ensuring uninterrupted flight operations.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has already instructed airlines to adopt ILS and train their pilots on a priority basis for passenger convenience and safety of aircrafts.

Majority of the foreign and domestic airlines have landed successfully due to the system in place at AIIAP, Lahore. With the induction of this system, the airline will have both fuel and time savings; moreover, this will also help in avoiding delays and diversions.

DG CAA is committed to deliver on the vision and mission of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority which is to be a world class service provider in the aviation industry providing safe, secure and efficient best-in-class aviation services to the stakeholders.