By Jamie Prentis.
Tunis, 12 June 2017:
Libyan airports are to be equipped with a new navigation aid.
Libya Telecom (LT) says it is suppling and installing combined radio navigation systems known as VOR/DME, initially to Mitiga, Benina, Tobruk and Labraq airports.
VOR/DME is a combined radio navigation station for aircraft, which consists of two radio beacons, placed together, a VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) and distance measuring equipment (DME). VOR produces an angle between the station and the receiver in the aircraft, while DME does the same for range.
LT said that it will give training in the use and maintenance of the equipment in a programme that is expected to begin shortly.
LT’s chairman Faisel Gergab said his company would continue to contribute to the development and improvement of the infrastructure in all airports in Libya.
No mention was made of the overall cost, who will be meeting it nor who has supplied the original apparatus.