April 21, 2014
Travelers arriving at Reno Tahoe Airport this morning were met with major delays. This because the airports new Instrument Landing System isn't currently working. The ILS is supposed to help pilots takeoff and land, during severe weather.
The Federal Aviation Administration installed the current system last November, after the previous system failed twice in the previous year.
The new system failed early Wednesday morning causing multiple flights to be canceled or diverted. Airport spokesperson Brian Kulpin says the FAA owes the people of Northern Nevada an explanation.
The system is owned and maintained by the FAA, not the airport. Airport officials are waiting to hear from them to get some sort of a timeline on when it will be repaired.
If you are planning on flying in or out of Reno Wednesday, you should contact your airline carrier before leaving home.