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DCAF swells Dubai roster with Al Maktoum Challenger 605
Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), a joint venture between DC Aviation Group based in Germany and Al-Futtaim, has expanded its managed fleet with the addition of a Challenger 605.
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Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), a joint venture between DC Aviation Group based in Germany and Al-Futtaim, has expanded its managed fleet with the addition of a Challenger 605. This brings the total number of aircraft under management to six; two Globals, three Challengers and a Falcon 7X.

DCAF will provide a complete service package from its facility at Al Maktoum International airport including FBO handling, maintenance and air-conditioned hangarage parking, in addition to flight management, dispatch and continued airworthiness services.

Says MD Holger Ostheimer: “Our facility offers a short distance from limousine drop-off to aircraft steps and high levels of privacy and safety. These features are greatly appreciated by customers and operators.

“As the first and only fully integrated business aviation facility located at Al Maktoum International airport, we've seen continued interest in our services from clients seeking our expertise to manage their aircraft commercially and under private operation. The management contract for the Challenger aircraft is further evidence of our expertise and capability to deliver the highest possible quality standards of safety and service to our VIP clients.”

The company is currently expanding its parking and maintenance facilities with a new 7,500 sqm hangar. This will more than double its hangar capacity, expanding DCAF's total landside plot area to 24,000 sqm and apron area to 13,000 sqm. The hangar will facilitate two single-aisle aircraft maintenance bays and provide enough space for an additional workshop and equipment storage.

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