The leading Russian air traffic management equipment developer and manufacturer JSC Azimut has supplied a new generation instrumental landing system and distance measuring equipment to its customer JSC Almaz-Antey Aerospace Defense Concern for the aerodrome of Iturup in the town of Kurilsk in the Sakhalin region.
Regular flights at the airport of one of the most remote islands of the Sakhalin region were launched in 2014. But due to the continuous severe weather, pilots are experiencing problems with taking-off and landing even in summer. The decision on equipping the airport with all-weather takeoff and landing air navigation equipment was made based on the results of the visit of Chairman of Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev to the Kuril Islands last autumn.
“Azimut has already participated in equipping one of the Sakhalin airports. In 2014, we completed the delivery and commissioning of a standalone non-directional beacon (NDB) on a heading of 305, far and near beacons and landing systems SP-200 on a heading of 125, and the azimuthal-distance measuring equipment of short-range navigation RMA90/RMD90, and automatic direction finder DF-2000. However, extremely difficult conditions on the island require the installation of new generation instrumental landing systems,” – said Director General of JSC Azimut Asker Saidov.
The instrumental landing system of a new ILS2700 generation, equipped with distance measuring equipment DME/NL2700, will enable the airport of Iturup to receive and send aircraft in the conditions of poor visibility from two directions. Work on the airport runway modernization is planned to be finished in September 2016.
"The modernization of the airports in the Far East Federal District, according to the plan of the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia, has been identified as a priority for the northern regions of the country, air transport service is the only link with the "mainland". Therefore, our company takes an active part in the modernization of the airfield infrastructure of the Far East. JSC Azimut has already supplied navigation equipment to the airports of the towns of Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Nikolaevsk-on-Amur, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and other settlements of the region" – pointed out Asker Saidov.
JSC Azimut designs, manufactures commercially, and supplies, on a turnkey basis, civil aviation enterprises with the facilities of navigation, landing, surveillance, and air traffic control automation, as well as designs and implements integrated projects of equipping and re-equipping aerodromes and air traffic control centres.