Abu Dhabi Airports today announced that Al Bateen Executive Airport has received 4D Accreditation from the General Civil Aviation Authority. A unique and prestigious aviation industry accolade, receiving 4D Accreditation means Al Bateen can now accommodate wide-body aircrafts without operational challenges, limitations or civil aviation pre-approval, thus bolstering the airport’s profile, capacity and future business prospects.

H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “Acquiring this certification from General Civil Aviation Authority was central to our long-term development and operational vision for the airport, which can now accommodate larger aircrafts from regional and international destinations. This announcement is the latest testament to our enduring commitment to drive advancement and deliver world-class services in line with the highest compliance and accreditation standards in aviation.” 

For Abu Dhabi Airports, ensuring Al Bateen was awarded 4D Accreditation has been one of its priority achievements, and with the recent completion of major upgrade works the existing 3.2-kilometre runway was successfully resurfaced and widened to accommodate twin aisle jets such as Boeing’s 767 model. Extensive testing by the General Civil Aviation Authority coupled with the upgrade works ultimately laid the foundations for a granting this new accreditation.