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Germany’s DC Aviation has expanded its fleet with the addition of a Gulfstream G650. The 7,000 nm jet is immediately available for charter from its home base at Stuttgart.
In addition to this delivery, the operator has been recognised with the 2017 Diamond Safety of Flight Award by the EBAA. The award is given for 100,000 hours of safe flying, and for DC Aviation it signals a decade of safety.
“Our constant quest for maximum safety is at the basis of everything we do. It is the cornerstone of our corporate philosophy,” says CEO Michael Kuhn.
The company’s second hangar for its joint venture with Al-Futtaim is also on track for completion before the end of the year. The 6,800 sqm facility at Dubai South will more than double hangar capacity, bringing DC Al-Futtaim’s total landside plot area to 24,000 sqm and its apron area to 13,000 sqm. The new hangar will enable DCAF to add two single-aisle aircraft maintenance bays and provide enough space for an additional workshop and equipment storage. It will also significantly increase the number and size of aircraft that can be accommodated at the facility.
MD Holger Ostheimer comments: “The contractors have made significant progress and we are on track to complete the hangar in time for the Dubai Airshow later this year. On completion of the second hangar, we will be able to accommodate aircraft up to the Boeing 767 and significantly ramp up our maintenance capabilities.
“Since DCAF commenced operations in November 2013, we have seen our business grow steadily year-on-year. Our facility offers the shortest distance from limousine drop-off to aircraft steps and the highest levels of privacy and safety, both of which have been widely appreciated and accepted by customers and operators. With the new hangar, we will be able to meet the growing demand for business and private jet operations in the Aviation District at Dubai South for years to come.”
DCAF now provides line maintenance support for the Falcon 7X, Global Express, Challenger 604/605, the Airbus 320 family and the Global 6000 and Global 5000 Vision Flight Deck aircraft types.