Jet Aviation to operate its FBO from the shared terminal at Dubai SouthMay 30, 2017
Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that, together with its joint venture partner the Al Mulla Business Group, it is outfitting a brand new facility in the shared terminal at Dubai South. The company plans its DWC FBO to go operational at the VIP Terminal in Q3 2017.
As the Dubai government’s business aviation hub at Al Maktoum International Airport within Dubai World Central (DWC) begins to take shape, Jet Aviation and its joint venture partner, the Al Mulla Business Group, are outfitting a brand new facility in the shared terminal at Dubai South. Jet Aviation plans to go operational at the world’s largest purpose-built VIP Terminal in Q3 2017, and intends to hold a Grand Opening at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017.
The up-scale 600-square meter FBO will feature three customer lounges, a conference room, crew lounge and operations center, two prayer rooms, shower facilities and a separate sitting room for chauffeurs. A large Duty Free store is also located at the executive terminal. Until a hangar facility at Dubai South becomes available, the company will offer line maintenance services through the FBO and continue to provide base maintenance services through its MRO facility at Dubai International Airport.
“We’ve had a number of recent developments in our global FBO network, but given the policy emphasis on migrating business aviation traffic through Dubai to DWC, we are very pleased to soon reopen our FBO operation at Dubai South,” said Stefan Benz, senior vice president and general manager, MRO and FBO, EMEA and Asia. “We wanted to ensure we can meet future capacity requirements without compromising style or comfort, and we look forward to welcoming customers to our newly outfitted facility at the VIP terminal.”
Jet Aviation’s facility in Dubai has handled more than 25,000 aircraft and received numerous awards for its 24X7 domestic and international handling services. Most recently, it was voted Best FBO in the Middle East & Africa in the 2017 Professional Pilot PRASE Survey, its 7th such honor.