UNITED KINGDOM DELEGATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Empire State Building
New York 1, N.Y.
My Dear Bunche,
May I refer to your letter of the 25th March regarding certain equipment at Lydda Airport.
2. In the second paragraph of your letter, you stated that the Commission would welcome the technical assistance of the Government of Palestine in determining what equipment will be required.
3. I now enclose a schedule of items which, in the opinion of the Director of Civil Aviation, Palestine, require replacement or supply.
4. The Director of Civil Aviation considers that the items shown under the heading “(a) Radio Aids to Navigation” should be given priority over the its shown under the heading “(e) Point to Point and Air/Ground/Air Channels”, as they more directly affect the safety of aircraft. It will be observed that items are included in this schedule which already exist at Lydda but it is considered desirable to state the condition and usefulness of these items, even where they do not require replacement.
(signed) J. FLETCHER-COOKE
(a) RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION
The following information has been related to PICAO Document 2553 COT 26 dated. January 1947
VHF aquisignal localiser and. glide path equipment is required and PICAO state that it should be installed as soon as possible. If the above equipment is not available, a type SCS51 equipment complete shoed be made available.
(b) Signals Equipment.
The most urgent need is complete renewal of the equipment in the Flying Control Tower, and the following suggestions indicate the desirable minimum:
(c) Point to Point and Air/Ground./Air Channels.
Three type T 1509 Transmitters have been ordered and if amplifying equipment is forthcoming, and additional 9 should be catered for to cover all immediate and projected channels, and should be introduced over a period to replace gradually existing equipment.
The Stratton Receiver Type 504 has been ordered, and an additional six should be ordered to cover our immediate and projected channels outlined above.”