Tech company offers ‘Smartpath’ to decongest Naia
SINGAPORE — Despite Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (Naia’s) current infrastructure, an aviation software company said it could help make operations in the country’s premier gateway more efficient through technology that could help improve aircraft movement.
Brian Davis, Honeywell Aerospace vice president, said the technology, called Smartpath Precision Landing System (Smartpath), could help reduce congestion at Naia as it provides pilots with up to 48 landing solutions.
Naia currently uses the instrument landing system (ILS). Davis said while ILS was effective, Smartpath uses global positioning system that protects it from signal interference to which ILS is susceptible.
Through Smartpath, Davis said “you can actually bring an aircraft in from different directions.” —Jovic Yee
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