March 20, 2014
Thales receives U.S. FAA order for Instrument Landing Systems model 420
Thales, a leader in Air Traffic Management, will supply the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with an initial five Instrument Landing Systems model 420 (ILS420s) for deployment throughout the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). This order is the first procurement in a five-year contract. The ILS420 will provide precise vertical and horizontal navigation guidance to pilots for smooth, safe approach and landing. The system is the most advanced ILS on the market today, surpassing the requirements of the FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Category III operations.