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Airplanes and occurrences. Pilots: fog procedures in Abu Dhabi are inadequate

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - The airport is equipped with cutting-edge systems for landing but it seems to lack radars allowing air traffic controllers to guide traffic on the ground

The severe inconveniences that affected passengers in Abu Dhabi in the past days have brought to light the problems in dealing with fog at the airport (see also AVIONEWS). The Emirates capital facility is equipped with a Category IIIB Instrument Landing System (ILS), allowing airplanes to safely land with a runway visual range of 46 metres. However, as reported by an Etihad pilot who asked not to...

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