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DC Aviation Al-Futtaim JV Set To Take-off
(23 September 2013)
DWC’s First Business Aviation Operator Announces Completion Of Hangar And Lounge Facilities


DC Aviation Al-Futtaim LLC, (DCAF), has completed its purpose-built integrated hangar facility with lounge and office areas at Dubai World Central’s (DWC) Aviation District, bringing it a step closer to operational readiness.

The joint venture between Dubai-headquartered Al-Futtaim group and Germany’s DC Aviation, one of the leading European business jet operators, is the only integrated business aviation player at DWC.

From its Dubai hub that includes a 5,700 square metre state-of-the-art hangar and a 1,300 square metres plush lounge area designed to host VVIP customers, DCAF will be providing aircraft management, fixed-base operations (FBO), aircraft maintenance services and business jet chartering to local, regional and international clients.

The facility includes three large passenger lounges offering high levels of comfort and privacy, shower areas, a roomy conference room, ample covered parking and boasts exquisite 5-star finishing.

Customers will benefit from a dedicated ramp parking area spanning 7,700 square metres, on-site security processing facilities and minimal distance between drop-off and the aircraft steps.

“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,” said Holger Ostheimer, General Manager, 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,” said Mr. Ostheimer.

“Through our unique facilities, our clients will benefit from our comprehensive suite of services across aircraft management, FBO, maintenance and business jet charter,” he added.

Through DCAF’s line maintenance capabilities, catering to different executive jet types, aircraft owners and operators will receive a diverse range of maintenance, repair and overhaul services, from spare parts supply, procurement and storage, to maintenance and airworthiness certification.

Under its Aircraft Management division, DCAF will help business jet owners optimise their aircraft assets, offering, among others, substantial cost saving potential on insurance, fuel purchasing and crew deployment.

DCAF’s business jet charter clients will benefit from the operator’s fleet size and variety ranging from efficiently sized Learjet 40 to the 46-seater Airbus 319 Corporate jet and a 24/7 operation designed to provide immediate response to requests.

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