DWC unveils plans for aerospace supply chain facilities
Dubai World Central’s (DWC) Aviation District has announced the development of new aerospace supply chain facilities as part of its efforts in shaping a comprehensive ecosystem dedicated to the aviation industry.
Located at the DWC Aviation District – a 6.7 square kilometre master planned district adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport – the development will include three facilities spread across an area of 45,000 square metres.
Estimated to cost $32.6m (AED 120 million), the project will feature a multi-purpose building for tenants that are a part of the aerospace supply chain and is scheduled for completion in Q1 2016.
Catering specifically to small to medium enterprises in the global MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) sector, the buildings will comprise front offices and warehouse facilities.
Investors and MRO companies interested in the project can access details from DWC Aviation District’s stand at the MRO Middle East show being held at the Dubai Trade Centre from February 2-3, 2015.
Tahnoon Saif, vice president, Aviation District, commented: “This project marks the latest milestone in our journey to create value-added infrastructure for players across the aerospace supply chain spectrum.
"The location enjoys several benefits, such as unrivalled access to both the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Jebel Ali Port. There are also productivity and efficiency benefits arising from the ‘cluster effect’ with suppliers and collaborators present in close proximity within the DWC Aviation District.”
The MRO sector associated with the aviation industry offers a wide spectrum of support services related but not limited to the maintenance of the landing gear, avionics, hydraulics and braking systems, as well as specialized functions such as aircraft painting, plumbing, seat and upholstery, non-destructive testing and plastics repair.