Terrace airport landing system fails again

But repairs were made earlier this morning by a technician

Flights in and out of the Northwest Regional Airport at Terrace were disrupted for the second time this week when an aging instrument landing system broke down.

Airport manager Carman Hendry said this morning that the federal agency, NavCanada, which maintains the system, reported the new failure last night.

Repairs were made earlier this morning but not before late night arrivals and early morning departures were canceled.

Airlines are now rescheduling flights and contacting passengers.

The equipment is at the end of its life cycle and there are some rubber coverings of connections but moisture was getting in,” said Hendry.

Replacements have been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible, he said.

The instrument landing system is due for replacement the end of June and the project will take eight weeks, said Hendry.