Peru: Lima Airport to reach Category III in 2010 with fog assist landing

Isabel Guerra

The Lima’s international airport “Jorge Chávez” might reach Category III next year, since it will have a fog assist landing system (ILS CAT-III) enabled, according to Peru’s Transports Minister, Enrique Cornejo.

He said that this improvement will require an investment of US $4.5 millions, but this will avoid the delaying of flights and all the issues related to this situation.

“This system includes meteorological components and lightning aids so that planes can land even under zero visibility conditions,” he remarked.

Cornejo said that the implementation of this system might take some 10 months, so it could be ready to operate in May 2010, and that will be financed 100% with Corpac’s own resources.

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