(From left) Al Kayali, Nimeh, Abdulla, Al Muhairi, Saif, Ostheimer and Muthanna

(From left) Al Kayali, Nimeh, Abdulla, Al Muhairi, Saif, Ostheimer and Muthanna

DCAF operational at new airport

With Germany’s DC Aviation as partner, the company is set to provide premium services across a range of offerings

01 December 2013

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim Company LLC (DCAF) has announced it is now operational at the newly opened Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA), making it the first integrated business aviation operation at the new airport.

DCAF is a joint venture between Dubai-headquartered Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC Aviation, one of the leading European business jet operators.

The announcement follows the completion of DCAF’s purpose-built integrated hangar facility, lounge and office areas at Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis.

“DWC is expected to play a significant role in enhancing Dubai’s position as the regional aviation hub and we are very excited to be the first business aviation operation in what is undoubtedly going to be a world-class airport,” said Holger Ostheimer, general manager, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim.

“Our aim is to provide clients premium services across our comprehensive range of offerings including aircraft management, VIP aircraft and passenger handling, maintenance and business jet charter,” he added.

The DCAF facility includes a 5,700 sq m state-of-the-art hangar, which has enough space to accommodate four ACJ or BBJ type aircraft of the heavy business jet category as well as two ultra-long range business jets. The 1,300 sq m of exclusive lounge area is designed to host local, regional and international VVIP customers and offers the highest levels of comfort and privacy, shower areas, a roomy conference room, covered parking and an exclusive contemporary finish.

Customers will benefit from a dedicated ramp parking area spanning 7,700 sq m, on-site security processing facilities and minimal distance between drop-off and the aircraft steps.

Through DCAF’s line maintenance capabilities, catering to different executive jet types, aircraft owners and operators will receive a diverse range of maintenance, from spare parts supply, procurement and storage, to maintenance and airworthiness certification.

Recently a group of officials visited DCAF’s facilities at the new airport including Dubai Airports’ Khalid Al Muhairi, chief fire officer, and Abdulla Mohamed A Al Kayali, facilities and fire prevention manager – airport rescue and firefighting service; DWC’s Tahnoon Saif, director for corporate strategy, and Ali Abdulla, vice president for regulatory affairs and customer relations; DCAF general manager Ostheimer, Mohammed Muthanna, director for aviation operations, DWC, at the DCAF facility, and Emad Nimeh, director for projects and development, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate.

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