Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 16, 2013: Following detailed and precise planning, along with close coordination with relevant authorities, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim Co. LLC, (DCAF), is now operational making it the first integrated business aviation operation at the newly opened Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA).
DCAF is a joint venture between Dubai-headquartered Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC Aviation, one of the leading European business jet operators.
The announcement follows the completion of DCAF’s purpose-built integrated hangar facility, lounge and office areas last month at Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis.
“DWC is expected to play a significant role in enhancing Dubai’s position as the regional aviation hub and we are very excited to be the first business aviation operation in what is undoubtedly going to be a world-class airport,” said Holger Ostheimer, General Manager, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim.
“Our aim is to provide clients premium services across our comprehensive range of offerings including aircraft management, VIP aircraft and passenger handling, maintenance and business jet charter,” he added.
The DCAF facility includes a 5,700 square meter state-of-the-art hangar – enough space to accommodate four ACJ or BBJ type aircraft of the heavy business jet category as well as two ultra-long range business jets. The 1,300 square meters of exclusive lounge area is designed to host local, regional and international VVIP customers and offers the highest levels of comfort and privacy, shower areas, a roomy conference room, covered parking and an exclusive contemporary finish.
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.
Through DCAF’s line maintenance capabilities, catering to different executive jet types, aircraft owners and operators will receive a diverse range of maintenance, from spare parts supply, procurement and storage, to maintenance and airworthiness certification.
Under its Aircraft Management division, DC Aviation is helping business jet owners to optimize their aircraft assets, by operating aircraft in an environment in line with the highest industry standards reference to flight safety and airworthiness. At the same time clients will benefit from significant cost saving potential on insurance, fuel purchasing and other relevant flight support services.
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.
About DC Aviation Al-Futtaim:
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) is a joint venture between Stuttgart based DC Aviation GmbH, the largest operator of business jets in Germany and one of the leading operators in Europe and Dubai-based Al-Futtaim, a privately owned UAE business conglomerate. The JV will capitalise on Al-Futtaim's strong fundamentals and presence in the Middle East, and DC Aviation’s global reputation as a premium provider of aircraft management, executive charter operations, business jet maintenance and consultation services. DCAF is the first operation to open a hangar and lounge facility within Dubai World Central.
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