ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East has opened a new business aircraft line maintenance shop at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), which is part of Dubai South. The facility, which is adjacent to the corporate ramp and FBOs, can support aircraft types from manufacturers such as Dassault, Bombardier, Embraer, and Hawker.
“More and more business jet activity is shifting to DWC, partly driven by the airport authority and FBO incentives such as reduced airport landing and parking fees,” according to Nick Weber, regional v-p for the Middle East at ExecuJet MRO Services. “We chose to establish the first line maintenance facility at DWC in June 2013 to enable continued support of our existing customers.” He added that the new facility is better positioned to provide immediate support around the clock.
ExecuJet also provides line maintenance at Dubai International Airport (DXB), where its heavy maintenance base is located. However, it is also building a heavy maintenance base at DWC that it expects to open in the coming second quarter.
Meanwhile, the company—a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation—continues to expand its MRO capability and certifications. In fact, ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East recently received approval from India’s DGAC for line and heavy maintenance on Indian-registered Falcon 7Xs and 8Xs, as well as 900- and 2000-series Falcons.