DC Aviation expands fleet and footprint

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Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered DC Aviation recently added two long-range business aircraft to its managed fleet.

A Gulfstream G650 has been added and made available for charter from its Stuttgart base. The 7,000 nm G650 offers high cruising speeds and top notch technology. Additionally, a Dubai-based Bombardier Global 5000 has been added as well.

In related news, the company’s joint-operation, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), is reporting that its second hangar at Dubai South/Al Maktoum International (DWC), UAE is on track for completion before the end of the year.

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According to a company statement, the 73,200 sq ft hangar will more than double the facility’s hangar capacity, bringing its total land-side plot area to 258,350 sq ft and apron area to 140,00 sq ft. The new hangar will enable DCAF to add two single-aisle aircraft maintenance bays and provide enough space for an additional workshop and equipment storage. It will also significantly increase the number and size of aircraft which can be accommodated at the facility.

“The contractors have made significant progress and we are on track to complete the hangar in time for the Dubai Airshow later this year,” comments DCAF Managing Director Holger Ostheimer. “On completion of the second hangar, we will be able to accommodate aircraft up to the Boeing 767 and significantly ramp up our maintenance capabilities.”

The new hangar will also see DCAF further expand its maintenance services. The company recently received its CAR145 approval from the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to provide line maintenance for the Dassault Falcon 7X.

“Since commencing operations in November 2013, we have seen our business grow steadily year-on-year,” he adds. “With the new hangar, we will be able to meet the growing demand for business and private jet operations in the Aviation District at Dubai South for years to come.”

DCAF is also authorized to provide line maintenance for Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 Vision Flight Deck and Global 6000; the Challenger 604/605 aircraft; the Airbus 320 family.

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