Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Guam International Airport Breaks Ground On Instrument Landing Project

Guam- Direct flights from the U.S. Mainland could soon be a reality as the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) breaks ground on another project under its runway expansion umbrella. With the Instrument Landing System (ILS) in place by next year, Guam could also serve as a cargo hub in the Pacific. Aside from the runway expansion, airport officials say interim solutions for the air conditioning system inside the airport are still being conducted. However, they add long term air handling units are in the process of being brought in over the next several months.

Guam - Ground was broken today on a $5.7 million project at the Guam International Airport Authority, which will improve aviation safety. The new instrument landing system will provide pilots with electronic guidance to touch down on a runway.

GIAA board of directors chairman Mike Ysrael said, "So the ILS is not only important for the island of Guam and to the airport, but we're also contributing to the safety and reliability of the federal system and this is what we mean by partnership in all directions."

The new instrument landing system project will hopefully serve as a test pilot for more advanced systems and is expected to be completed in February of next year.

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