Falcon Aviation opens heliport at Dubai South
the heliport will be run and managed by its own personnel and will be available to all operators, corporates and private individuals arriving with their business jets at the Dubai South VIP terminal. Demand is expected especially from customers arriving from all the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, India and the Far East.
Situated adjacent to the VIP Terminal, the heliport has the capacity to park three large executive helicopters. According to a company statement, it will be used on an as-required-basis with just two hours notice. The company expects an initial demand for five movements a day, with two of its own helicopters available for charter. Falcon Aviation operates a variety of helicopters, including 10 Bell 412EP; three Airbus Helicopters EC130B4; four Leonardo/AgustaWestland AW109S/SP, two AW189 and two AW169.
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Falcon Aviation also operators a fixed-wing and helicopter factility at Al Bateen Executive in Abu Dhabi. The heliport opens up short-range charter connections such as Dubai South to Abu Dhabi (30 minutes); Ras Al Khaimah (45 minutes); Diba (45 minutes); Fujairah (40 minutes); and Qasr Al Sarab Resort (1 hour, 15 minutes).
Chief Pilot Onshore Captain George Prentzas is pleased with the progress of the company toward realizing its three-part plan to bolster its footprint in Dubai and the UAE. “Our goal is to build important infrastructure in the region, not just for our own operations, but to support others as they expand too,” he adds.
The company is also constructing a 215,230 sq ft MRO facility, which is expected to be completed by end of 2018.