In response to the sustained demand in the region and backed by the experience of Satys' teams in the design of paint hangars, Satys Aerospace, an aircraft painting services provider, has signed an agreement with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH), Dubai's aerospace platform dedicated to advancing the aerospace industry, to build a new paint hangar at Al Maktoum International airport in Dubai South (DWC).
The new production facility, which will also accommodate a second paint booth, will address business aviation types such as Dassault Falcon, Bombardier, Gulfstream and Embraer to name a few, and single-aisle commercial aircraft, particularly the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families. With a capacity of around 20 aircraft annually, the state-of-the-art hangar, the only one of its kind in the area, will be operational in January 2025, bringing the number of aircraft paint bays operated by Satys to 39 in 13 countries across North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
“This agreement would not have been possible without Dubai South's strong support for aeronautical projects over the past several years. We are delighted to be able to meet the growing demand for repainting single-aisle and VIP aircraft in the Middle East and to make Dubai a centre of excellence,” emphasises Christophe Cador, CEO of the Satys Group.
In his comments, Tahnoon Saif, CEO of MBRAH, adds: “The strategic partnership with Satys, a global name in the aviation industry with premium painting, sealing and surface treatment services, will add value to our portfolio of discerning partners. Our aim at MBRAH is to attract the top global players to expand and benefit from our integrated ecosystem and state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities. We will continue our mandate to solidify and cement Dubai's position on the world aviation map.”