A $1.1 million new navigational guidance system will be installed at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport later this year.
This after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) signed a deal with the joint venture of Philcox Philippines and Indra Australia Pty.Ltd, which won the contract to supply and deliver the Doppler VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range and Distance Measuring Equipment (DVOR/DME) system for the Cebu airport.
CAAP Director General William K. Hotchkiss lll said the DVOR/DME, which was installed in the Cebu airport in 1993, will be replaced this year.
The new navigational aid will help pilots locate and land on the runway during bad weather and low visibility.
DVOR/DME is a type of short-range radio navigation system for aircraft that enables it to determine its position and stay on course by receiving radio signals transmitted by a network of fixed ground radio beacons, with the receiver unit using radio frequencies in the very high frequency (VHF) band.
The $395 million Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion project is currently being undertaken by the joint venture of Megawide Construction Corp. and Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure.