A Filipino-Australian joint venture has bagged the P40 million contract to install new navigational equipment at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Indra Australia and Philcox Philippines will be supplying new Doppler VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range and Distance Measuring Equipment.
This system helps pilots locate and land on the runway during bad weather and low visibility.
The installation, which includes setting up new underground power and fiber optic cables, is expected to be completed by August.
The current navigational equipment used by NAIA was installed back in 1986.
It bogged down in 2010, forcing air traffic controllers in Manila to divert several flights to nearby Clark airport in Pampanga. -- ANC Business Nightly, January 20, 2014