A NEW safety focused landing system could be introduced at Haverfordwest Airport, which would allow pilots to land in poor weather conditions.

Pembrokeshire County Council has launched a public consultation on a proposal to introduce an Instrument Landing System at Haverfordwest Airport.

The main purpose of ILS is to allow safer approaches to the airport during poor weather, for example during low-lying clouds.

Currently, aircraft intending to land at Haverfordwest will abort their approach and divert to another airport if they are unable to see the runway.

This often involves landing at Cardiff or Bristol instead, meaning that during the winter, commercial flights in particular, as well as some private flights, are often cancelled because they would be unable to safely return to the airport.

The introduction of the instrument approaches at Haverfordwest Airport is aligned with safety objectives related to the UK Future Airspace Strategy.

If successful, introducing the instrument approaches will maintain the aerodrome’s viability to future customers through safer and more efficient flights while having minimal impact to the general public.

You can find out more about the proposals, and give your views at pembrokeshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay

Alternatively, please call the Council’s Customer Contact Centre on 01437 764551 to request a hard copy documents.

The closing date for responses is Monday, February 26, 2018.