The Ministry of Defense includes the higher category of ILS in the tender for major maintenance work on the runway.

The need of Eindhoven Airport and its users to install a higher category Instrument Landing System (ILS) will be included in the tender for the upcoming renovation of the runway of Eindhoven Air Base. Defense and Eindhoven Airport have reached an agreement in principle on this.

Eindhoven Airport uses the runway at Eindhoven military airport. The new ILS, category III, makes it possible in most cases that aircraft can also land/take off at/from Eindhoven Airport in (very) dense fog. Due to the new ILS, air traffic will be considerably less hindered by fog.
The Ministry of Defense is including the higher category of ILS in the tender for major maintenance work on the runway, which is planned for 2025. The reason for this is that the runway has to be opened up, just as with major maintenance. In the case of a category III ILS, extra lighting is installed in the runway, so that air traffic cannot use it. By combining the construction of the new ILS with major maintenance, the track only needs to be broken open once. On the basis of the tenders to be received in due course after tendering, a final decision will be made about the higher category of ILS.
The ILS is a radio navigation system that pilots use to land. A precision approach to the runway can be performed using the ILS. With a category III there is also lighting in the runway. The ILS has three categories (category IIIB being the most extensive). It is possible to land at airports with this category of ILS without a view of the runway. Eindhoven Airport currently has an ILS category I. At Eindhoven Airport, pilots need a minimum view of 550 meters on the runway to be allowed to land.
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