Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 22 August 2019

Emergency drill to be held at Abu Dhabi airport

Operation will last for two hours on December 26

An emergency drill will be held at Al Bateen Airport on Wednesday. Andrew Henderson / The National
An emergency drill will be held at Al Bateen Airport on Wednesday. Andrew Henderson / The National

A full scale emergency exercise will be held at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

The exercise will begin at 4pm and end at 6pm though it is not expected to disrupt any flights, Abu Dhabi Airports said in a statement.

“The emergency drill will measure the preparedness of all relevant emergency response agencies and evaluate the emergency response capabilities and implementation strategies of Al Bateen Airport,” the statement read.

Abu Dhabi Airports said the exercise will carried out in accordance with regulations issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority, as well as standards and recommendations stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Al Bateen airport opened in the late 1960's and was Abu Dhabi's first main airport until the current airport opened in 1982. Al Bateen now exclusively handles private flights.

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