The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will install a new navigation system that would help pilots traverse the runway at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City during bad weather.
The CAAP has signed a contract for the replacement of the Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Range (DVOR) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) of the Davao airport for the supply, installation and commissioning contract that was awarded to Indra Australia Pty. Ltd. and its joint venture partner Philcox (Phils), Inc.
The new navigation system helps pilots locate and land on the runway at night, during bad weather and on instances when visibility is low.
Aside from the equipment supply and flight check commissioning of the new DVOR/DME system, the project also includes the installation of a new underground power system.