World Leader in Advanced ILS Antennas

Airport Designers, Planners, Architects & Engineers

Why Design An Airport’s Future Around Antennas From The Past?

Unlike antennas from the past, our antennas radiate more directive RF signals requiring less real estate restricted for aviation use.

By replacing standard efficiency wide radiating antennas with advanced high efficiency narrow radiating antennas, more of the airport is opened up for development. You can now expand your designs and plans to include more aviation and non-aviation revenue while helping to improve airport efficiency, improve overall airport operational safety, mitigate environmental issues, lower fuel consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce flight delays, shorten landing and takeoff times and provide air travelers a more enjoyable experience.
Watts Antenna Company’s Advanced ILS Antennas also allow you to complete projects in shorter times with lower construction costs because we correctly address the main source of interference.

Reshaping Modern Airport Environments

There are new technological advances in Instrument Landing System (ILS) antennas that so dramatically alter airport environments that industry professionals will need to change the way in which they visualize their projects. So, before going one step further with ANY plans for ANY airport ANWHERE on Earth, make sure you discover the advantages of Advanced ILS Antennas from Watts Antenna Company.


At Watts, we know that architects and airport designing professionals are highly capable of analyzing data related to airport improvements. They also are also well suited to advise airport owners, operators and managers of all available options from which to chose for the development of their airports. At no time was this made more clear to us than when the manager of Troy Alabama Municipal Airport reached out to an architectural and engineering firm to find a solution for their airport and after identifying available options, they contacted us regarding our Advanced ILS Antennas. Click on the link below to see the article in which their airport and our Advanced ILS solution were featured in the Airport Improvement Magazine publication entitled…

…Troy Municipal Overcomes Environmental And Costs Issues With Alternative Instrument Landing System Antenna

An Airport Can Have A Modern Appearance Yet Can Hardly Be Considered “Modernized” While Utilizing Antennas Of Previous Generations.

For decades, architects, planners and designers have had to creatively work around restrictions deemed necessary by aviation experts because the workhorse in providing crucial aid to safely land aircraft in all weather conditions, the ILS, utilized antennas which reflected very broad RF signal patterns. These reflected signals were to remain free of interference from structures and movements because they were relied upon by pilots to assist in landing their aircraft. Early on, these restrictions weren’t much of a problem but as demand for air traffic increased and airports added more infrastructure to keep up with demand, designers had to become more creative in making improvements and with expansion efforts to keep structures from interfering with the signal-in-space.

Since then, standard ILS antennas have changed very little and as a result, airport development remains subject to the same restrictions as decades before. The reason for this is that some within the aviation community, rather than to encourage innovations in technologically advanced ILS antennas, chose to move away from ILS in favor of more modern technologies to replace the ILS. After decades of attempts to replacing it, the ILS remains the safest most relied upon system to land aircraft throughout the world. Pilots still believe the ILS to be “the gold standard” of all weather landing systems for safety, confidence and reliability and at Watts Antenna Company, we manufacture the most technologically advanced ILS Antennas that any pilot has ever flown.

There remain no defensible reasons, for airports that have outgrown the throughput capacity of their standard ILS antenna systems, to continue to suffer current levels of flight delays as our Advanced ILS Antennas are available to increase throughput capacity to avoid unnecessary congestion. With our antenna systems, you will discover many more airport construction opportunities than ever before. You will also discover that malformations in airport development caused by failure to upgrade the ILS Antenna system when it first began to hinder airport capacity, can now begin to be corrected. Things like hangers, built in areas to avoid RF signal interference instead of where they offer the maximum efficiency, terminals built at angles and having to be designed in such a way as to keep from interfering with the RF signal-in-space, otherwise optimal spaces for development lying vacant for fear of causing perturbation of the RF signal, safety equipment staged further from runways than is necessary, and the list goes on. Even construction outside the airport is limited by the constraints of standard ILS antennas. All of these issues have become unnecessary now that we have Advanced ILS Antenna Systems. Most importantly, our Advanced ILS Antennas re-establish safety as priority one!

Watts Antenna Company’s Advanced ILS Antennas are resilient “NOWGen” solutions to airport safety, efficiency and capacity. They also support PBN programs and objectives better than any competing landing systems. Finally, the utilization of Watts Antenna Company’s Advanced ILS Antenna Systems at airports around the world in advance and in support of satellite based solutions will result in a more complete and timely transition to a resilient gate-to-gate satellite based aviation navigation solution.

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