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Cador and Qara’a signing the agreement.

Dubai World Central to set up aircraft painting facility

DUBAI, December 10, 2014

Dubai World Central (DWC), a purpose-built aerotropolis in the UAE emirate, has signed a Dh150-million ($40 million) agreement with France-based STTS Group, a major player in aircraft painting, for an aircraft painting facility that will cater to narrow body airlines, VIP aircraft as well as business jets.

The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, Rashed Bu Qara’a, chief operating officer, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, and Christophe Cador, CEO and president, Finaero (holding company of STTS Group), among others, at the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) exhibition held in Dubai.

“With this new partnership, DWC has come closer to its ambition of becoming the only hub outside of North America and Europe to offer a complete ecosystem to the aviation and aerospace industry. We are setting the stage to enable our partners to connect better with a flourishing regional market and, by extension, to the global market,” Qara’a said.

Scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2017, it will be the Middle East’s first, independent aircraft facility to utilise original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-approved painting technology. It will be built to handle 25 wide body aircraft and 35 narrow body aircraft on an annual basis.

“It is a great and challenging opportunity for STTS Group to be able to serve the Middle East market from DWC. Founded on a five-year relationship built with Emirates Engineering, the vibrant hospitality provided by DWC and the huge expansion of the fleet servicing the Middle East, we have decided to invest in an environment friendly and state-of-the-art operational setting. In line with our other operations, quality and on time delivery (OTD) will remain our main focus,” Cador said. – TradeArabia News Service




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