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More work scheduled for Ronaldsway's Instrument Landing System

Various elements of the ILS to be affected

More work is scheduled for the Isle of Man Airport's Instrument Landing System next week.

The subject of much comment on social media, the ILS has been updated in recent weeks.

Initial work was completed in March - at the time, poor weather conditions combined to caused a number of flight delays and cancellations.

Now, the airport says it will be conducting essential work on the aerodrome fibre optic network from next Monday, 24 April.

Various elements of the ILS will be subject to interruption on different days.

On Monday (24 April) between 8:30am and 5:00pm, the ILS Glidepath will be affected. The glidepath information is used to help an aircraft descend accurately from its cruising altitude to the runway threshold.

On Wednesday (26 April), the ILS Localiser (used to give a pilot horizontal information, ie, left or right of the runway) and DME (Distance Measuring Equipment - used to give a pilot the distance from the airport in nautical miles via radio signals) will be affected between the same times.

And on Friday, all three elements will be worked on.

Tuesday and Thursday are currently nominated as spare days. 

The weather is currently looking relatively settled and good.

As always, travel updates for flights are available via the airport website or direct through airlines.


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