A lighting system that allows aircraft to operate in lower visibility conditions has been upgraded at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The new CAT-IIIB system on the Southern Runway puts Abu Dhabi in a select group of international airports to have implemented the advanced technology.
Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "The upgrade of the Southern Runway is the result of our commitment to ensuring safe, secure and efficient operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
“This enables us to provide our customers with exceptional service and a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.
"Our efforts on and off the tarmac are centred around our desire to transform the experience we offer our customers through enhancing our operations, growing our network, and expanding our leisure and entertainment offerings.”
Abu Dhabi experiences up to 15 days of forecasted low visibility annually, and the new lighting not only address this issue, but also adheres to the UAE civil aviation industry’s move toward improving fuel efficiency through reducing consumption of ultra-long haul aircraft as a result of diversions.
Meanwhile, works to install a CAT-IIIB system on the Northern Runway continues.