ExecuJet takes new hangar at Dubai airport
Dubai, September 20, 2010
ExecuJet Middle East is expanding its maintenance capability at its Dubai International Airport base with the addition of a second 4,830 sqm hangar.
The facility is capable of accommodating eight to ten aircraft or more of various sizes and also features 417 sqm of additional office space.
The new facility, which ExecuJet has committed to under an initial three year lease, complements its existing 5,600 sqm maintenance, FBO and office facility at the airport, where it also offers aircraft management and charter services.
ExecuJet also announces the addition of a mid size cabin Hawker 800XP to its managed fleet. The UAE registered aircraft is the third to join over recent months with two new Challenger 605s which were added to the ExecuJet managed fleet in June. The aircraft will be based in Dubai and will also be available for charter worldwide including Afghanistan and Iraq, subject to regular internal security review by the ExecuJet Safety Committee.
“The addition of this second hangar, coming so soon after our newly won maintenance accreditation for the Embraer Legacy family, means we are in a strong position to take on more maintenance contracts and accommodate more base aircraft,” said ExecuJet Middle East managing director Mike Berry.
“The Middle East business aviation market is showing positive signs of recovery and business is now steady. On the FBO side we are handling increased charter activity with flights within the Middle East and to regions such as Africa and Europe being especially popular. The new Hawker 800XP is a very welcome adition to the fleet.”
ExecuJet Middle East is approved to support the entire range of Bombardier business aircraft as well as the Gulfstream G150 and G200 business aircraft models, plus most recently the Embraer Legacy series and manages a Bombardier Spare Parts Depot.
It is also an authorised service centre for Honeywell engines and APUs along with being accredited with the Rockwell Collins Business Regional System Avionics dealership.-TradeArabia News Service