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Dubai World Central signs Al Futtaim as tenant

Al Futtaim plans to launch executive aviation services at DWC.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed welcomes Al Futtaim to Dubai World Central.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed welcomes Al Futtaim to Dubai World Central.

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Dubai World Central (DWC) has signed a tenancy agreement with Al Futtaim Services Company, a company set up to provide general aviation services in the region.

Al Futtaim Services Company plans to enter a joint venture with DC Aviation, a business jet operator in Europe.

The joint venture will provide a range of aviation services, including business jet charters, aircraft maintenance and aircraft management, from a facility set to open in Q3 2011 at DWC.

The facility will host and service a variety of aircraft, including the Airbus Corporate Jet and Bombardier Global Express.

“The entry of the Al Futtaim Services Company into the general aviation segment is a key component of our long-term growth and expansion strategy,” said Omar Al Futtaim, vice chairman of Al Futtaim Group.

“We have carefully chosen a strong partner on our side. The long-term business relationship with DC Aviation assures us of a great prospect for this exciting project.

"The unique capabilities available at Dubai World Central are a perfect fit with our plans to become a leading aviation services operator in this young and dynamic region.”

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