Chinese carrier Dalian Airlines has qualified for Class II operations, allowing it greater flexibility to operate in low visibility conditions.
The approval follows a successful landing at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, says Dalian in a statement.
Under China Civil Aviation Instrument Landing System Class II (CCAR-91FS II) the flight crew’s landing decision height is lower than 60m, but above 30m, in 350m of visibility.
The carrier says that the qualification will improve its flight operations and reduce the number of return flights or diversions when the destination airport is suffering inclement weather.
Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows Dalian Airlines as operating six Boeing 737-800 aircraft with an average age of three years.