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FAA still in Lubbock testing ILS

By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Friday's clear skies were ideal for the Federal Aviation Administration as its technical teams tried to figure out the problem, again with the instrument landing system.

For more than a week flights have been cancelled or delayed out at the airport, due partly to weather, but mostly because of the instrument landing system. The ILS has caused many headaches for travelers, but also for the FAA as they continue to try to pin point the problem.

They tested the system again on Friday. An aircraft went up into the air around 9:30 a.m., made multiple approaches using the ILS, and no problems were reported.

Friday's clear skies made air travel easy, as flights were able to take off and land no problem, but that wasn't the case for much of the past ten days.

What FAA officials believe is causing the problem, is some sort of radio interference. They have also had crews on the ground from the FAA and the FCC monitoring the approach path and surrounding area, and listening for potential sources of radio or electronic interference.

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