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Abu Dhabi Airports preps for Midfield Terminal operations transfer

Abu Dhabi Airports announced that it has selected 19 candidates from its National Development Program (NDP) to join the Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) team

Abu Dhabi Airports has selected 19 candidates to join the Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) team.
Abu Dhabi Airports has selected 19 candidates to join the Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) team.

Abu Dhabi Airports announced that it has selected 19 candidates from its National Development Program (NDP) to join the Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) team to aid in the preparation of the Midfield Terminal Building and its operations.

The ORAT programme is a detailed testing phase of all aspects of the airport’s operations, and will ensure a smooth transition once the new terminal is opened.

Planned for a 2019 opening, Abu Dhabi Airports launched the operation of the ORAT programme earlier this year by creating 14 working groups that will look at the various functions of the airport.

These working groups include terminal and landside operations, airside and ramp operations, aviation security, baggage handling, FM and support facilities, recruitment and training, logistics and contracts, airport management center, systems, process trials, relocation and transfer, fire and life safety, testing and commissioning coordination, and risk management.

The NDP graduates selected will join these various working groups, and more graduates will continue to join as the programme evolves and the opening of the terminal gets closer.

Awaidah Murshed Al Marrar, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “This move is not only significant for these young national elites, but also for us at Abu Dhabi Airports, as we know we can only deliver a sustainable aviation industry by empowering and training the youth of this nation to become their future leaders.

“We are building one of the largest airport terminals in the world, with some of the most advanced technologies and services available, and we need the best people to run it to ensure its success.”

Abu Dhabi Airports has attracted 92 joiners since the launch of the programme.

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