Stansted Airport has said flights will be subject to delay and cancellations and is advising passengers to check their flight status on its airline website.
Earlier this morning an arriving Gulfstream G550 was involved in an incident that has resulted in some damage to our ILS (instrument landing system).
The aircraft landed safely.
As a result of this incidentand low visibility there have been restrictions on arriving flights.
However, the fog has now lifted and arriving flights are now being accepted.
Departing flights are unaffected at this time but there could be delays and cancellations later in the day as a result of the earlier disruption to inbound aircraft.
We apologise for theinconvenience this has caused.
– Stansted Airport statement
In a statement, the airport said NATS, which is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the ILS equipment, have engineers on site and are currently working to the resolve the issue and return the airfield to normal operations as quickly as possible.
Heathrow Airport Holdings - the company formerly known as BAA - had its ownership of Stansted brought into question when the Office of Fair Trading referred the company's holding to the Competition Commission (CC).
After a long inquiry the CC ruled that BAA's airport ownership was uncompetitive.
The commission ruled in 2009 that BAA must sell Gatwick and Stansted and one of either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports. Gatwick had already been sold by the time of the ruling and since then BAA has sold Edinburgh.