DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), in Dubai, UAE, has broken ground on a major expansion to its operation at Dubai South – the aviation-based planned-city district built around the city’s Al Maktoum International Airport.
The expansion project is a new 6,800m² hangar at the company’s existing business aviation terminal, which will more than double its storage capacity with the addition of two single aisle maintenance bays, and also increase the number and size of the aircraft that can be accommodated.
As the project is a joint venture between DC Aviation GmbH, a Stuttgart, Germany-based operator of business jets, and Dubai-based Al-Futtaim, a privately-owned UAE business conglomerate, board members from both companies were present for the ground-breaking ceremony. Officials from Dubai South were also in attendance.
Holger Ostheimer, general manager of DCAF, said, “The expansion will help us further grow our aircraft management business as well as the maintenance side, which currently supports customers operating the Airbus 320 family, the Bombardier Global Express, the Challenger 604/605, and the Global 6000 and Global 5000 Vision Flight Deck aircraft types.”
Ahmed Al Ansari, acting CEO of Dubai South, added, “The inauguration of this new facility is testimony to Dubai South’s commitment to providing its partners the ultimate platform and necessary infrastructure to grow their businesses. Dubai South and Al-Futtaim share a strategic history that dates back to when they were the first partners to establish a base at our aviation district.”