“More and more business jet activity is relocating to DWC, partly driven by airport authority and fixed-base operator (FBO) incentives such as decreased airport landing and parking costs,” said Nick Weber, Regional VP Middle East at ExecuJet MRO Services.
ExecuJet MRO Services’ new DWC location can handle aircraft from a variety of manufacturers, including Dassault, Bombardier, Embraer, and Hawker.
“We chose to construct the first line maintenance facility at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in June 2013 to ensure continuing service of our existing customers,” Weber explains. The new line maintenance unit (LMU) facility is near to the corporate ramp and multiple VIP private FBOs, making it perfectly positioned to provide immediate support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ExecuJet also offers line maintenance at Dubai International Airport (DXB), where it has a large repair facility. Meanwhile, work on a new heavy maintenance base at DWC is well underway, with ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East hoping to open in Q2 2022.
To fulfill operator demand, the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider is expanding its MRO capability and certifications.
ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East, for example, was recently certified by India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to perform line and heavy maintenance on various types of Indian-registered Dassault Falcon business jets, including the Falcon 7X and Falcon 8X, as well as several variants of the Falcon 2000 and Falcon 900.