Guernsey States asked for airport radar funding

Guernsey Airport's radar The current radar was installed in 1997 and was expected to have a service life of 15 years

Related Stories

The States has been asked for £3.25m for a new radar at Guernsey Airport, on top of the £80m pounds already earmarked for the runway redevelopment.

The current radar is approaching the end of its operational life and funding for a new one will be debated by the States in December.

The Public Services Department said a new radar was vital to the airport's efficient operation.

If approved the radar would be installed in about a year's time.

The £80m redevelopment project, which includes moving the runway, changes to the drainage system, new landing lights and navigational aids as well as the resurfacing of the aprons and taxiways, has been agreed and is due to take two years to complete.

Public Services said the airport contributed about £30m a year to Guernsey's economy.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey

Weather

Guernsey Airport

7 °C 4 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Three santa hatsChristmas again

    The town where it's celebrated three times a year


  • Anastasia Romanovna KrandievskayaShips in the night

    The Russian beauty who rebuffed a British writer as chaos loomed


  • The house where Hitler was bornHouse of Hitler

    Vacant birthplace of Nazi leader gives Austria a headache


  • Uber app and Taxi rankUber wars

    Battles over cheap taxis and other big ideas from 2014


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Relax in a hammockTime to retire?

    With enough dedication, you could say goodbye to your full-time job years sooner than you think

Programmes

  • Stephen Sackur with Status Quo's Francis RossiHARDtalk Watch

    Watch extracts of some of Stephen Sackur's best interviews from 2014

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.