Implementation of an Indra NORMARC Cat IIIB Instrument Landing System (ILS) for Runway 01R/19L at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India, began on 4 January. It is the fifth Indian airport to be equipped with Cat IIIB ILS, after Amritsar, Delhi, Jaipur, and Lucknow.
Kolkata requires a Cat IIIB capability because frequent fog creates low visibility in winter. The ILS would allow landings to continue until visibility drops below 50 m. The 3,627 m-long Runway 01R/19L also includes a Cat II ILS.
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