Major MRO firms to set up base in DWC
Dubai, November 20, 2013
Dubai World Central (DWC) has signed key partnerships with leading maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) companies at the Dubai Airshow, to open new facilities at the Aviation District.
The Aviation District at DWC will provide support for general aviation, aircraft manufacturing component fabrication, MROs, helicopter modification and maintenance, training and other related aviation businesses, said a statement.
With UAE and the wider Middle East region registering exponential growth in aviation, the increasing commercial, cargo and general aviation traffic through the Al Maktoum International Airport will fuel the need for the MRO businesses, it said.
The companies include Tempus Jet, a VVIP interior completion centre and Rotocraft Service Group (RSG), a leading provider of rotor and fixed wings aircraft custom interior, air conditioning and engineering solutions.
Rashed Buqara’a, chief operating officer, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “Aviation District is being developed as a one-stop centre for all aviation- related operations. We are pleased to partner with leading MRO companies of the world in line with the vision of the Dubai Government to develop and upgrade world-class facilities that can cater to the growing demand of the aviation sector.”
Tempus Jet Centers has planned to open a 24,279 sq m VVIP aircraft engineering and interior design centre at the Aviation District. It operates an expansive aircraft maintenance, modification and interior completion facility at Brunswick in Maine, US.
Scott Terry, CEO, said: “The establishment of a centre in Dubai forms a vital part of our expansion policy of maintaining a strong international presence and preserving the relationship with our customers who represent the largest concentration of VVIP aircraft in the world.”
As part of DWC’s strategy to establish a helicopter modification and maintenance hub, RSG is planning a rotorcraft modification and completion centre. The 5,000 sq m facility will be a regional base for RSG to provide helicopter MRO, completions, design and engineering solutions and products. It will support the UAE’s rotor wing market by providing product and service linkages with the Middle East, North Africa, India, and surrounding regions.
Bruce Guillngsrud, vice president - Sales, RSG, said: “Opening up a facility at DWC is a critical business decision for us as the Aviation District complements our business of providing high quality products and services for the helicopter segment.” - TradeArabia News Service