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Logan Airport Hopes New System will Better Attract Airlines

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- The Logan-Cache Airport is installing a new system that will better accommodate landings in poor weather.

It's a major step toward the airport's long-time plan to secure commercial air service.

After four years of planning and delays, Federal Aviation Administration technicians along with a construction crew are about a month into the installation of an instrument landing system.

Officials say it's one of the airport's most significant improvements in a decade and a necessity to lure commercial flights.

The $6 million project is scheduled to be up and running by Aug. 27.

It will allow an aircraft to land with the help of navigation antennas during limited visiblity conditions.

Airport Director Richard Stehmeier says last year bad weather cost the airport 40 days of service. He says with the new system flights should be able to land almost every day of the year.

Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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