A new line maintenance premises has been set up by ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), part of Dubai South – a new residential, commercial and logistics centre southwest of the centre of Dubai, UAE.
“More and more business jet activity is shifting to DWC, partly driven by the airport authority and fixed-base operator (FBO) incentives such as reduced airport landing and parking fees,” said Nick Weber, regional vice president, Middle East, at ExecuJet MRO Services.
ExecuJet MRO Services’ new premises at DWC can support aircraft types from manufacturers including Dassault, Bombardier, Embraer and Hawker.
“We chose to establish the first line maintenance facility at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport back in June 2013 to enable continued support of our existing customers,” said Weber. The new line maintenance unit location is adjacent to the corporate ramp and various VIP private FBOs, positioned to provide instant support on a 24/7 basis.
ExecuJet also provides line maintenance at Dubai International Airport (DXB), where its heavy maintenance base is located. Meanwhile, construction is progressing well on a new heavy maintenance base at DWC that ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East plans to open in the second quarter of 2022.
The company is continuing to expand its MRO capability and certifications to meet operator demand. India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), for example, recently certified ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East to carry out line and heavy maintenance on various types of Indian-registered Dassault Falcon business jets, namely the Falcon 7X and Falcon 8X as well as several variants of Falcon 2000 and Falcon 900.