Dubai Aviation City backs AIME
Dubai, June 16, 2008
The Dh5 billion ($1.36 billion) Dubai World Central Aviation City, a strategically important aviation project launched last year within Dubai World Central (DWC) has thrown its full support behind the inaugural Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME).
The event will be held at the Dubai International Convention Centre on June 16 and 17.
DWC is the 140 sq kms urban aviation, multi-phased development in Dubai.
The project which targets global aircraft interiors, airline cabin systems and in-flight entertainment manufacturers, providers and suppliers is a sponsor of the show which responds to a growing demand from the Middle East's rapidly expanding commercial and business aviation operators.
“'The business aviation sector in the GCC which has an over 400-strong fleet has been forecast to double within the next five years. Dubai’s aviation future is being driven by projects like Dubai World Central which reflect the emirate’s strategic vision of transforming the region into a global hub for trade and commerce,” said DWC’s executive chairman Khalifa Al Zaffin.
“The MRO centre at DWC Aviation City announced at last year’s Dubai Air Show will be the world’s biggest in land area earmarked for development, and will be able to handle all types of aircraft from light jets to superjumbos such as the A-380.
“'The region's commercial aviation sector is buoyant. The business jet industry itself is a case in point with 15,000 jets worth a total of Dh700 billion that will be purchased over the next ten years.”
DWC Aviation City, spread over 6.7 sq kms, is being designed as a one-stop centre for all aviation related operations.
“This DWC component will host all aviation manufacturing, MRO, aviation support services, design and consultancy, research and development, aviation training, product and parts, light manufacturing units and high-technology industries,” said CEO, DWC Aviation City, Abdulla Al Qurashi. - TradeArabia News Service