Aviation Investigation Report A98H0003

Aids to Navigation

Air traffic control equipment was reported as being fully serviceable. There were no Notices to Airmen in force concerning any service or navigation aid at Halifax International Airport, or for any in the vicinity that would be used by aircraft using Halifax navigation aids.

Halifax International Airport is served by the following navigation aids:

  • A combined VOR navigation aid and DME on frequency 115.1 MHz
  • Two non-directional beacons: the Juliett on frequency 385 kHz and the Golf on frequency 364 kHz
  • Two localizer beams serving each runway: Runway 06/24 is on frequency 109.9 MHz and Runway 15/33 is on frequency 109.1 MHz, which are co-located with a DME with the same frequency

The published instrument approaches for Halifax International Airport consist of the following:

  • An ILS for Runway 15
  • An ILS for Runway 24
  • An ILS Category 2 for Runway 24
  • A localizer back course for Runway 33
  • A localizer back course for Runway 06
  • An NDB for Runway 24
  • An NDB for Runway 06

The ILS for Runway 24 (IJG) was flight-checked on 18 November 1997 and 28 May 1998, and was found to be fully serviceable. The back course was a coincident check.

The ILS for Runway 15 (IHZ) was flight-checked on 19 November 1997 and 28 May 1998, and was found to be fully serviceable. The back course was a coincident check.

The Halifax VOR (CYHZ) was flight-checked on 26 August 1997 and 29 May 1998, and was found to be fully serviceable.

(See illustration of "Aids to navigation at Halifax International Airport.")

Swissair Instrument Approach Chart for Back Course Runway 06

(See illustration of "Back course Runway 06.")

Date modified :
2012-07-27