Scheduled for completion by Q3 of 2017, Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) broke ground today on a major expansion of its facility at Dubai South.
The new hangar will add 6,800 sqm of covered space to the existing DCAF business aviation terminal at Dubai South, an announcement by the company released today said. It brings its total land-side plot area to 24,000 sqm and the apron area to 13,000 sqm.
The expansion will more than double the hangar capacity as well as 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 which can be accommodated at the facility
“The expansion of our facility ensures our facility and services are in line with the growing demands of our VVIP customers,” said Holger Ostheimer, General Manager, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim. “Since commencing operations in 2013, DCAF has been steadily scaling up its operations and the company now has four aircraft under management including two Bombardier Challenger 604 and a Gulfstream G200 and a Bombardier Global XRS.”
“The expansion will help us further grow our aircraft management business as well the maintenance side which currently supports customers operating the Airbus 320 family, Bombardier Global Express, the Challenger 604/605, the Global 6000 and Global 5000 Vision Flight Deck aircraft types,” he added.
DCAF is a joint venture between Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC Aviation. Its core areas of business include: Aircraft management, Maintenance, FBO and Ground Handling and Business jet charter.