Thales said yesterday that it has received Category IIIb approval from EASA to utilize its MLS precision approach and landing system. Airbus said last month that EASA certification had been granted for Thales' MLS system on A320 family aircraft and that British Airways would be the first to implement it at London Heathrow in 2008 (ATWOnline, Nov. 14). Thales' announcement yesterday appeared to signal across-the-board certification for all aircraft types, but did note that BA would be the ...

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