Dubai International Airport

December 12, 2012 - 1:10pm

Jet Aviation has opened a new FBO at Dubai World Central to take the pressure off its facility at Dubai International Airport (DXB), which at certain times of the day is unable to obtain slots for airplanes to land.

December 12, 2012 - 5:30am
Bombardier can support its family of aircraft, including this Global Express, supplying parts from its new depot in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone to operators in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Bombardier has achieved a big boost in the availability of spare parts to business aircraft operators in the Middle East with the recent opening of a new depot here in Dubai. The new facility, operated through a joint venture with parts logistics specialist Transworld Aviation, is located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone and so is far closer to the new Al Maktoum International Airport than the Canadian airframer’s former parts depot at Dubai International Airport.

December 10, 2012 - 10:45am
Gama Group handles all business aircraft at Sharjah International Airport under a five-year contract signed this year with the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation.

Gama Group, the fast-growing business aviation services group, is quickly settling into its new base at Sharjah International Airport. The Farnborough, UK-based company is finding that customers now recognize the limitations of Dubai International Airport, which has become increasingly busy with airline traffic, making it hard for business aircraft operators to get convenient slots–especially at short notice. Meanwhile, Gama’s move into Saudi Arabia with new FBOs planned in Jeddah and Riyadh are coming together fast.

December 10, 2012 - 10:25am

The scheduled-airline vacuum at Dubai World Central’s new Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) has created an opportunity for business aviation operators hard pressed to obtain adequate slots at Dubai International Airport (DXB), according to Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of government-owned Dubai Aviation City Corp., whose main responsibility is construction at Dubai Aviation City.

December 10, 2012 - 10:20am

Jet Aviation has been appointed as the dedicated ground handling service provider for MEBA 2012, which is taking place this week at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport. As such, Jet Aviation is providing aircraft services and passenger assistance, including taxiing, handling, lavatory service, refueling, catering, customs support, service coordination and flight plan support for flight crews. The company is also operating two airport customer lounges during the show.

December 10, 2012 - 10:15am

ExecuJet Middle East has been able to expand its FBO at Dubai International Airport significantly, having taken over the management of the terminal building and ground-handling operation previously run by Executive Flight Services. This gives its customers access to additional space with eight separate lounges, enlarged customs and immigration services (including electronic processing) and duty-free shopping.

The building also features a separate prayer room, a spacious arrivals area for meeting and greeting passengers, as well as a limousine drop-off area and parking.

December 10, 2012 - 10:00am
ExecuJet Middle East operations have been based at Dubai International Airport since 1999 and it has just expanded its footprint there by taking over the former Executive Flight Services facility.

The Middle East market appears to be picking up as part of a gradual recovery from the downturn, but the turnaround is “generally slower than we would have liked,” according to Mike Berry managing director of ExecuJet Middle East.

December 10, 2012 - 8:30am
Royal Jet

Royal Jet, the commercial private jet concern owned by the UAE’s Presidential Flight Authority and Abu Dhabi Aviation, is planning a major fleet expansion in 2013, the year of its 10th anniversary. A defection by the nine-jet company away from Boeing, given that Royal Jet owns the world’s largest Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) fleet–six aircraft–would be a major blow for the U.S. manufacturer.

December 10, 2012 - 3:30am
Global 5000

UAE-based Gulf Wings, sister company of Jordan’s Arab Wings (Stand 627), plans to add two aircraft to its fleet by early 2013 and to move its offices to Dubai World Central (DWC) before the end of next year.

December 10, 2012 - 3:00am
DWC Airport

Construction began on the port at Jebel Ali in 1978, but it wasn’t until around 1985 that the man-made facility–generally recognized as the bedrock of Dubai’s modern-day success–started to fulfill its potential–and the emirate’s knack for turning ideas into world-beating projects shouldn’t be underestimated.

 
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