DWC Aviation District 'a big hit among investors'
Dubai, February 6, 2014
Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, generated huge interest over its Aviation District from prospective investors and multinational corporations during the 2014 MRO Middle East held recently.
The regional aviation maintenance exhibition and conference was inaugurated by Khalifa Al Zaffin, the executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation.
The well-attended event held at the Dubai World Trade Center explored solutions for general aviation, aerospace and defense technology as well as, discussed the latest industry trends and regulations in highly interactive workshops and roundtables.
During the two-day event the companies focused on offering most innovative concepts in aircraft maintenance, repair and operations (MROs).
DWC highlighted the competitive advantages of the Aviation District, a 6.7 sq km development adjacent to the Al Maktoum International Airport. Envisioned to meet the present and future needs of aviation businesses, the district features hitech infrastructure, an education cluster, and world-class aviation expertise.
DWC’s Aviation District is strategically designed to accommodate all aviation-related operations, manufacturing and associated industries, Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), MROs, aviation support services, design and consultancy, products and parts, light manufacturing units, and high technology industries.
It provides both landside and airside facilities and leverages the current and future capacity of the Al Maktoum International Airport.
Dubai Aviation City Corporation COO Rashed Bu Qara’a said: “DWC is the only development based on the concept of the airport city in the Middle East. It has opened up infinite possibilities for the global aviation industry seeking to do business in the Mena region."
"The DWC Aviation District’s integration of aviation business elements has attracted the attention of major industry players. Our participation at MRO Middle East 2014 gave us a perfect platform to promote the district as a gateway for global MRO companies to strengthen their presence in the region," he stated.
Beyond its aviation focus, the Aviation District also offers well-defined zones for sectors such as hospitality, education, research and development (R&D), and mixed-used development. The hospitality zone will cater to the needs of aviation professionals by providing three- to five- star hotels, restaurants and clubs, he added.-TradeArabia News Service