During his working visit to the Republic of Karelia, Deputy Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev attended Petrozavodsk international airport where he was familiarized with the progress of works on fitting the airport with weatherproof air navigation equipment for aircraft takeoff and landing, produced by the leading Russian radio navigation aids supplier JSC Azimut.
According to CEO at JSC Azimut Asker Saidov, the first modernization phase of the aerodrome ground infrastructure in Petrozavodsk is currently drawing towards completion: testing the aircraft instrument landing system is underway: “It took AZIMUT experts about two months to finish installing the landing system on time. The system will be commissioned after flight checks are conducted. The deadline is late January, 2018.”
A new generation instrument landing system ILS2700, equipped with distance measuring equipment DME/NL2700, is a weatherproof one, and, in accordance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is recognized to be a non-visual precision approach aid. The system facilitates the pilot to execute the approach and landing in the presence of clouds or low visibility conditions. Identical radio navigation aids, produced by JSC Azimut, are successfully operated at the airports of Volgograd, Vladikavkaz, Anapa, and Yekaterinburg. “Last autumn, a new Platov airport in the Rostov region was fitted with identical equipment,” – said Mr Saidov.
In the second phase of the Republican airport renovation, carried out in accordance with the Federal Target Program “Development of the Russian Transport System until 2020”, JSC Azimut experts will install Doppler azimuthal-distance measuring equipment DVOR2000 / DME2700.
JSC Azimut with the assistance of the Rostec State Corporation develops, manufactures commercially, and supplies, on a turnkey basis, civil aviation enterprises with the facilities of communication, navigation, landing, surveillance, and air traffic control automation, as well as develops and implements integrated projects of equipping and re-equipping aerodromes and air traffic control centres.