Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services has signed a new deal with Dubai World Central (DWC) to open the region's first VVIP aircraft completion centre at the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis.
The new facility will come up at DWC's Aviation District, which will have a new wide body Code F hangar which can handle a Boeing 747-800 aircraft and bigger, including a Head of State aircraft.
A leading VVIP jet and helicopter service provider, Falcon already operates an aircraft maintenance, management, MRO and service center at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the premier VIP airport in Abu Dhabi. It operates a part of 145 maintenance facility with GCAA and EASA approvals providing in-house and third party maintenance. Falcon, also an approved CAMO organization, provides customized aircraft management agreements tailored to customer requirements.
The agreement was signed by Rashed Bu Qara’a, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Captain Mahmoud Ismael, Chief Operating Officer of Falcon Aviation Services, at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 this past week.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Falcon Aviation Services, and other officials attended the signing ceremony.
The new facility at DWC, offering enhanced and customized services to its VVIP customers, could begin construction by summer and be completed by end of 2015.
Rashed Bu Qara’a said the agreement with Falcon conforms with the vision of the Dubai government to build world-class facilities that can cater to the growing demand of the regional aviation sector.
DWC is a strategic initiative of the government and managed by Dubai Aviation City Corporation. Spanning over 140 sq km, DWC is the world’s first purpose-built airport city with integrated industry, residential and leisure clusters.
Companies operating from the Aviation District will also have a distinct advantage of being in close proximity to the Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA).
Meanwhile, Falcon Aviation Services has opened its new 106,000 sq ft authorized Embraer Service Centre at Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, making it one of the largest Executive MROs (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) in the region.
Falcon Aviation was first appointed as an Embraer Authorized Executive Service Centre in 2009, providing line maintenance support for the Legacy 600 and the first Service Centre in the Middle East to support the Linage 1000 in 2009.
Falcon Aviation Services owns operates and maintains a fleet of aircraft and provides aircraft management services.