DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has completed its purpose-built integrated hangar facility with lounge and office areas at Dubai World Central's aviation city, bringing it a step closer to operational readiness. The joint venture between Dubai-headquartered Al-Futtaim group and Germany's DC Aviation is claimed to be the only dedicated business aviation partnership at DWC.
From its Dubai hub that includes a 5,700sqm hangar and a 1,300sqm lounge area designed to host vvip customers, DCAF will be providing aircraft management, FBO, aircraft maintenance services and business jet chartering to local, regional and international clients.
The facility includes three large passenger lounges, shower areas, a conference room, covered parking and five-star finishing.
“Our decision to invest in DWC stems from our confidence in the significant role this new airport will play in complementing and enhancing the success of Dubai's aviation industry,” says Holger Ostheimer, general manager of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim.
“Being the first business aviation player to set up its facility at DWC is a major milestone for us and we feel privileged to become a partner in the continuous progress of the UAE's expanding aviation industry. As we are inching closer to launching our operations, we take enormous pride in knowing that DCAF is the owner of the only integrated business aviation facility at DWC,” Ostheimer continues.
“Through our unique facilities, our clients will benefit from our comprehensive suite of services across aircraft management, FBO, maintenance and business jet charter.”
DCAF's line maintenance capabilities will offer operators maintenance, repair and overhaul services from spare parts supply, procurement and storage, to maintenance and airworthiness certification. Charter clients will benefit from the operator's fleet size and variety ranging from Learjet 40 to the 46-seater ACJ 319.