Instrument landing systems

Safe flight operations in all weather conditions

You can rely on our systems

A sure instinct is required for approaches and touchdowns. Even more so when preparing them. It's good to be able to rely on permanently available systems. Better to know that you have a strong partner at your side. We provide support with customised engineering services and supply all masts for instrument landing systems from a single source.

Glide path masts – vertical guidance during instrument approach

FUCHS Europoles offers a special tripod mast construction to accommodate the glide path antennas, which guarantees the exact alignment of the glide path antennas. Thanks to the use of glass-fibre reinforced plastic, the GP-Tower does not interfere with the signals and meets the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization. The FUCHS Europoles GP-Towers impress with their low deflection even at high wind speeds and can be erected in a very short time.

Complete solutions

In addition to supplying the masts, FUCHS Europoles also offers a complete product solution for glide path transmission masts. Our customers benefit from years of expertise and continuous product development. In addition to the mast parts, a complete solution includes a mast foundation as a prefabricated part, the mast ascent including pre-assembly, lightning protection on the mast and the mounting for an obstruction light. Customised solutions are also possible on request.

Localiser – For the right landing course

FUCHS Europoles systems are suitable for mounting all types of localiser antennas. The FUCHS Europoles product range includes an optional GRP substructure with gangway.

Stable and adaptable:

Thanks to their rigid design, our GRP localiser systems can withstand any weather conditions and jet blasts of up to 270 km/h. The materials used also prevent reflection and interference with radar and radio signals.

Masts for Localiser dipole and LPD antenna systems

The Localicer dipole antenna systems are available as 13-element, 14-element and 21-element versions.
The LPD antenna arrays are built as 14-element, 20-element and 32-element versions.

With the Localiser dipole antenna systems and LPD antenna systems, all antennas in the group are raised to a uniform height level using GRP masts. From a certain height, the ADU box of the dipole antennas or the DUCU box of the LPD antennas is also elevated.

The systems often need to be easily accessible via stairs/ladders and offer sufficient space for maintenance personnel and their equipment, in which case the outer masts can be made climbable or gangways, also made of GRP, can be installed for even better access to antennas during maintenance work. The masts or corresponding platforms are designed in accordance with ICAO Doc 9157 AN/901; Aerodrome Design Manual; Part 6; Frangibility.

The GRP construction offers convincing advantages:

Our GRP masts offer outstanding passive safety and have excellent weather and corrosion resistance. No sparks are formed in the event of collisions. The masts are also fire-resistant. Radar or radio signals are not reflected or interfered with. The very low weight compared to steel or concrete enables quick installation on site.

Monitor masts – controlling the signals for the instrument approach

Another component of an ILS system are automatic monitoring stations – so-called monitor systems. FUCHS Europoles supplies far and near field monitor masts made of glass fibre reinforced plastic with a fixed or tiltable base plate. They are available in versions with earthing cables, cable ducts and lightning protection.


DME masts – control of signals for the instrument approach

Together with glide path antenna masts and near and far field monitor masts, they support safe flight operations in all weather conditions. Like all our GRP masts, they are designed to withstand a wide range of conditions such as moisture, wind, temperatures, sand abrasion and chemicals in all climate zones.


Unshakeably frugal: This mast design for tactical air navigation impresses with the lowest maintenance costs even in extreme climatic conditions. This is ensured by its minimal deflection, maximum corrosion resistance and easy antenna access for maintenance work. Our TACAN Tower is available for extreme locations including foundations in a 40" container.


GRP Shelter

With outer walls made of glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP), these metal-free protective cabinets are ideal for housing electronics and switchgear at airports. They can be used in the immediate vicinity of the runway and are manufactured in accordance with the frangibility standards of the ICAO = International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Wind measuring masts

Wind measuring masts provide air traffic control with information on wind strength and direction. Pilots receive the current values immediately before take-off or landing. Wind measuring masts made of glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) have a conical shape and thus reduce icing on the mast. If required, additional carbon fibre reinforcement can be added to the mast.


Wind direction indicator

Reliable, corrosion-resistant, virtually maintenance-free: our tiltable wind direction indicators made of GRP and stainless steel demonstrate quality down to the last detail. The windsock holder can be swivelled and the windsock is illuminated from below. For glare-free illumination from above, the mast can be fitted with a lighting cross on request.

This is where our systems are used:

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References that convince:

Guam | 1 mast | 9.75 metres

Guam | 1 mast | 9.75 metres

Curitiba, Brazil | 40 masts | 13.0 metres

Curitiba, Brazil | 40 masts | 13.0 metres

Hanover, Germany | 1 mast | 16.0 metres

Hanover, Germany | 1 mast | 16.0 metres