Comlux has signed an agreement with Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub, the aerospace platform of Dubai dedicated to the advancement of the aviation industry, to develop a hangar facility at MBRAH that spreads across 12,000 sqm of land at Al Maktoum International airport.
The facility is equipped to simultaneously accommodate two ACJ and BBJ family aircraft types, including the future ACJ TwoTwenty. By mid-2023, the hangar will be fully operational, and Comlux will provide its Middle East customers with EASA Part 145 and UAE Part 145-approved maintenance services and cabin upgrade as well as refurbishment quality works on their VIP aircraft.
HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation Corporation, says: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Comlux to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub. Its market positioning will expand our service capabilities and bring in new businesses, consolidating our global position as the preferred choice for industry players seeking to operate in an integrated, economic environment, where they can connect with international markets.”
Richard Gaona, executive chairman and CEO of Comlux, adds: “We are pleased with this new milestone for the development of Comlux in the Middle East; MBRAH's organisation at DWC airport is providing us with the ideal location for our expansion in the immediate future. Our goal is to provide our Middle East customers with convenient, high-quality and cost-efficient solutions for their VIP cabin changes and upgrades at DWC during their stay in Dubai or during maintenance grounding time.”
The Comlux Tech organisation is in charge of the project with the Comlux Group. It aims to further develop the synergies between Comlux Aviation operations and Comlux Completion know-how in VIP cabin engineering and craftmanship towards better serving the bizliner fleets and, in particular, the ACJ TwoTwenty, which will enter in service by early 2023.
Comlux Aviation operates a fleet of 20 VIP aircraft, including several Airbus and Boeing aircrafts, namely the ACJ318, ACJ319, ACJ320 neo, 737-500 BBJ, 767 BBJ, 777 BBJ and 787 BBJ. Comlux Completion, based in Indianapolis in the USA, is an approved ACJ and BBJ cabin outfitter, an ACJ service centre, a BBJ warranty and repair facility, and the exclusive completion centre of the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty cabins.
MBRAH offers global aerospace players high-level connectivity and is a free-zone destination for the world's leading airlines, private jet companies and associated industries. Located in and developed by Dubai South, MBRAH is also home to maintenance centres and training and education campuses. It seeks to strengthen engineering industries to foster the emirate's vision of becoming a leading aviation hub.
It was recently announced that FIVE has purchased the first ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux.