Abu Dhabi Airport ATC to be Complete Next Year

8 September 2010 (Last Updated September 8th, 2010 18:30)

Work on the new 109m air traffic control tower at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE is expected to be completed next year. French company Thales will provide systems and the command centre for the 20-storey tower, to be located between the first and second runways at the airpo

Work on the new 109m air traffic control tower at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE is expected to be completed next year.

French company Thales will provide systems and the command centre for the 20-storey tower, to be located between the first and second runways at the airport.

The airport is currently carrying out a massive expansion at an investment of AED25bn ($6.8bn) to cater for the increased traffic demand in the Emirate.

Under the programme the airport will also complete phase one of a new midfield terminal complex in the next few years, which will increase the capacity of the airport to 20 million passengers each year.

The airport's handling capacity will increase to 40 million passengers a year by 2030 once the terminal project is fully complete, according to Gulf News.