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Kurumoch Airport has been awarded a Gold Medal at the 39th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva for its Glissada-M laser landing system.

Aprototype glidepath laser landing system called Glissada-M was introduced at the 39th InternationalExhibition of Inventions in Genevathat took place from 6th to 10th April 2011, by theInnovative-Investment Fund of the Samara Region. This system developed by Kurumoch Airportin partnership with ZAO Glissada and ZAO Kantegir (Saratov) has been awarded  a Gold Medal andDiploma at this prestigious event.

Therepresentatives of 45 countries from all continents participated at theexhibition in Genevathis April with more than one thousand innovations. But only some of them wonGold Medals, one of the highest accolades of this event. Among them was Kurumoch International Airport.


Glissada-M is a brand new uniquesystem that, in addition to the existing modern airfield lighting systems,helps approaching aircraft complete a safe landing with zero-zero visibility,meeting Meteorological Minimum Category II and III conditions. Flight safetybeing the most important criterion here.

By now, the Glissada-M laser landingsystem has been successfully tested in visual and adverse weather conditions onaerodromes in Samara and Saratov but also in theRussian airbase Novolazarevskaya in Antarctica.

Certification of Glissada-M is nowthe final required step to introducing the system in Russia on aerodromes and at airportsthat are not equipped with lights that help indicate the approach.

19 May 2011 Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has commenced scheduled flights between Samara and Kiev. 06 June 2011 Air Astana inaugurates new service between Samara and Almaty.
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