DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has expanded its managed fleet with the addition of a new Dassault Falcon 7X. The aircraft, which DCAF will operate on behalf of the private owner, joins two Bombardier Challenger 604s, a Gulfstream G200 and a Bombardier Global XRS in the DCAF fleet.
Under the contract, DCAF will provide full flight operational aircraft management services, continuous airworthiness management organization (CAMO), hangar parking and FBO handling at its facility at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai. In addition, DCAF will provide maintenance services for the Falcon 7X.
“Our facility and services continue to attract interest from owners and operators seeking our expertise to manage their assets both commercially as well as under private operation,” said DCAF managing director Holger Ostheimer.
Based at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central—DWC) in Dubai, DCAF is a joint venture between Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC Aviation. The venture provides management, maintenance, FBO ground handling and charter services.
DCAF, which has a 5,700-square-meter (61,355-square-foot) hangar, earlier this year broke ground on an expansion that will include an additional 6,800-sq-m (73,194-sq-ft) hangar, which will bring its total land-side plot area to 24,000 sq m (258,334 sq ft) and the apron area to 13,000 sq m (140,000 sq ft).