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Firm wins contract to help pilots land in a St Helena mist

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A European company is to supply a safe landing system for St Helena’s airport, reports an industry website.

Thales will provide the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) to provide pilots with reliable and accurate landing information in reduced visibility conditions, says

It will also supply a Doppler VHF Omni-directional Radio Range system (DVOR) to provide bearing information to pilots.

Marion Broughton, head of Thales UK’s aerospace business, said: “Thales is committed to ensuring that airports such as St Helena’s are fitted with cutting-edge systems to keep their skies safe.”

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