Olsztyn-Mazury Airport with ILS-II category system
Investment is our way of giving wings for Olsztyn-Mazury Airport in these difficult times.
On Friday, October 23rd 2020, Olsztyn-Mazury Airport signed an agreement, co-financed by European Union funds, on modernizing the infrastructure of the airport to ILS-II category radio navigation system.
ILS (instrument landing system) is a radio navigation system, which supports aircraft landing in conditions of limited visibility.
Currently, Olsztyn-Mazury Airport has an ILS-I category system, which allows for a precise approach and landing with visibility on the landing path (RVR) of not less than 550 meters and cloud base of not less than 60 meters. Raising the category ILS radio system from I to II will allow for safe landing of aircraft in all weather conditions and allow for landing with visibility on the runway of not less than 300 meters and the clouds base not less than 30 meters.
"Investment is our way of giving wings for Olsztyn-Mazury Airport in these difficult times for us all. By developing the infrastructure, we are increasing the potential of the airport and thus opening the region to the world. The installation of ILS-II category system puts our airport in the national lead," informed the Marshal of the Voivodship Gustaw Brzezin, who signed an agreement for co-financing the project with the President of Olszyn Mazury Airport Tomasz Kądziołka.
The main objective of the project is to improve the safety of airside operations at the airport, as well as to increase the communication accessibility of the airport, especially in difficult weather conditions. The modernization works will include, among others, extension of the transformer station, reconstruction and expansion of navigation lighting and certification of the equipment.