ExecuJet plans to consolidate its entire Dubai FBO and MRO services at a single facility located at Dubai South’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), the Luxaviation Group subsidiary announced on Monday at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. It currently manages two facilities in Dubai—an FBO with eight lounges and duty-free shop at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and a 6,458-sq-ft/600-sq-m temporary facility at DWC that provides both FBO and MRO services.
Construction of ExecuJet's new 276,632-sq-ft/25,700-sq-m combined FBO/MRO at DWC is slated to start early next year, with the facility scheduled to open in late 2019—in time for the start of Dubai Expo 2020. The new facility will also include a 148,542-sq-ft/13,800-sq-m hangar with associated ExecuJet support services offices.
Until the new facility is completed, ExecuJet’s FBO and MRO line team currently in place at DWC will continue to provide maintenance support 12 hours a day, seven days a week. This is further supported by a 24-hour AOG hotline.
“The Middle East is a key region for us, with roughly 20 percent of the Luxaviation Group’s overall business stemming from it,” said Luxaviation Group executive vice president of aviation services Mike Berry. “It is therefore essential that our facilities reflect this demand.”
He also noted that ExecuJet began operating in Dubai in 1999 and opened a shared, single-lounge FBO facility at DXB in 2007 with a team of just four ExecuJet employees. “We have come an exceptionally long way in that time and our proposed expansion reflects the ambitious nature of everybody associated with the business,” Berry added. “We look forward to welcoming customers to our new facility when it opens its doors in 2019.”