instrument landing system


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instrument landing system

[′in·strə·mənt ¦lan·diŋ ‚sis·təm]
(navigation)
A system of radio navigation which provides lateral and vertical guidance, as well as other navigational parameters required by a pilot in a low approach or a landing. Abbreviated ILS.

instrument landing system (ILS)

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A radio aid to navigation intended to facilitate aircraft in landing. It provides lateral and vertical guidance to the optimum point of landing. The various components of an instrument landing system are the localizer, which guides the aircraft to the centerline of the runway; a glide-slope transmitter, which guides the aircraft along the required glide path; outer and inner markers, which indicate to the aircraft that it is passing overhead them; and the airport lighting system.
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The Instrument Landing System and Visual Landing Aids Market are highly competitive, with a limited number of market players.
We look forward to continuing our working relationship with ASECNA and to upgrading the instrument landing systems across Africa," said Eldar Hauge, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Norway.
3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)(NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) to provide Instrument Landing System (ILS) modernization services in support of the U.
Runway 8 is also the main runway for landing at the airport because it is equipped with an instrument landing system.
After the tactical portion of the mission, the flight began a four-ship radar trail recovery to the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Shaw AFB for full stop landings.
The upgraded airport communications network is carrying Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach data between runways and the air traffic control tower, and weather information and voice and data communications may be added in the future to allow for enhanced air traffic management.
The Tactical Instrument Landing System began as an initial multi-year contract for the F/A-18E/F Boeing 'Super Hornet' and is being expanded to cover the E/A-18G 'Growler' jammer aircraft and the E-2D 'Advanced Hawkeye' radar surveillance aircraft.
The main focus is the upgrade of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Category II standards.
The National Transportation Safety Board said one of the pilots was in communication with the tower, had reported that he could see the runway and had just switched off the instrument landing system before the plane violently hit a knoll.
This technology is also used to land NASA's Space Shuttles and is at the core of Telephonics' ground-based landing guidance systems for aircraft equipped with tactical instrument landing system receivers.
Contract notice: Procurement, Instrument Landing System (ILS), Lapland Airport.
Myron Levy, Herley's Chairman and CEO, stated, "The Tactical Instrument Landing System began as an initial multi-year contract for the F/A-18E/F Boeing 'Super Hornet' and is being expanded to cover the E/A-18G 'Growler' jammer aircraft and the E-2D 'Advanced Hawkeye' radar surveillance aircraft.

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