Vnukovo localiser restored after Tu-204 crash

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Russia's state air traffic management authority has recommissioned the localiser at Moscow Vnukovo, a month after it was damaged during the Red Wings Tupolev Tu-204 crash.

It says the localiser, aligned at 194°, will restore the airport to its previous capability following the 29 December accident, in which the Tu-204 overran while landing on runway 19.

Following test flights, the installation was recommissioned on 1 February.

Russia's federal air transport regulator, Rosaviatsia, says landing aircraft will again be able to conduct approaches in adverse weather conditions which, it says, "is especially important for the smooth operation of Vnukovo".