Legaspi repairs runway lights

Gets P12M for landing lights upgrade
By Mar S. Arguelles

February 13, 2010
Legaspi - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said civil and electrical works will start for the rehabilitation of the Legazpi Airport runway lights which was destroyed by Super Typhoon Reming in 2006. CAAP has released some P12 million funding to finance the rehabilitation works with the installation of runway lights at 2.2 kilometers stretch of the Legazpi airport runway.

Edgardo Ramos, CAAP Legazpi chief, at the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) “Ulat sa Bayan” forum said rehabilitation works will be completed by June this year. He said with the installation of new runway lights "we can expect planes of various types to arrive and depart at night time in the city airport."

Ramos said the airport runway lights forms part of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) to guide pilots flight path in their arrival and departure flights. The existence of Mayon Volcano, Ligñon Hill and Kimantong Range obstructs the installation of an ILS facility at the airport.

The ILS are among the facilities used by the CAAP to comply with international airport standards, in which Bicol airports are accredited International Safety Organization (ISO) compliant.

Legazpi City Airport seats at a vast 75-hectare lot, 2,400 meters north of the city proper. The airport has a single runway configuration with a length of 2,280 meters and a width of 36 meters. The runway orientation have two connecting taxiways with a width of 21 meters. The airport services the plane daily flights of the Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific and government and private plane carriers.(PNA)

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