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Private jet firm says to expand Dubai South operations

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim will increase xize of VIP lounge and hangar facility to meet growing demand

Private jet firm says to expand Dubai South operations
Holger Ostheimer, general manager of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim.

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has announced the expansion of its operations at its home base at Al Maktoum International Airport.

The announcement follows the recent deal at the Dubai Airshow from its joint venture partner Al-Futtaim to lease an additional 10,000 sq m of land from Dubai South.

The new plot will drastically increase the operational potential of DCAF, enabling it to expand its existing VIP lounge and hangar facility to keep up with growing demand for its services, a statement said.

Holger Ostheimer, general manager of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, said: "The recent increase in demand for our services as well as Dubai Airport's decision to transition all corporate and private aviation activities to Al Maktoum International Airport has encouraged Al-Futtaim to committing to signing this lease deal.

"This agreement will ensure that DCAF will remain the number one service provider for business and private jet operations in Aviation District at Dubai South."

The expansion will more than double the hangar capacity as well as enable DCAF to add two single aisle aircraft maintenance bays and provide for enough space for an additional workshop and equipment storage.

DCAF is a joint venture between Al-Futtaim and Germany's DC Aviation. Its core areas of business include aircraft management, maintenance, ground handling and business jet charter.

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