As part of its expansion plan, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, a joint venture between DC Aviation Group based in Germany and Al-Futtaim, has announced that its second hangar located at Dubai South is on course for completion before the end of the year.
The 6,800sqm hangar will more than double the hangar capacity bringing its total land-side plot area to 24,000sqm and apron area to 13,000sqm. 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.
Commenting on the progress of the new hangar, Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, said: “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 commencing 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,” he added.
The new hangar will also see, DCAF further expand its maintenance services. The company recently received its CAR145 approval from the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to provide line maintenance for the Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft type. With the extension of the CAR145 approval, DCAF is now able to provide B1 (airframe) and B2 (avionics) maintenance services for the Falcon 7X at its hangar located at Dubai South.
In addition to the Falcon 7X, DCAF can provide line maintenance support for customers operating the Bombardier Global Express, Challenger 604/605, Airbus 320 family, and the Global 6000 and Global 5000 Vision Flight Deck aircraft types.
The existing DCAF hangar measures 5,700sqm and can easily accommodate multiple ACJ or BBJ type aircraft, ultra-long range business jets such as the Falcon 7X, Global Express or Gulfstream G650.
Located in a prime position just off the airport’s runway, the DCAF hangar and 7,700sqm dedicated ramp parking enable 24-7 support, maintenance services and operation of private and businesses jets of all sizes.
DCAF has a total of five aircraft on its managed fleet including the Dassault Falcon 7X, two Bombardier Challenger 604, a Global XRS, and a Global 5000.
DCAF’s core areas of business include Aircraft management, Maintenance, FBO and Ground Handling and Business jet charter.