Dubai South launches Aerospace Supply Chain Facility Phase 1
Dubai South has announced the completion of the Phase 1 of its Aerospace Supply Chain Facility at Aviation City.
The new facility is in line with the focus of the Dubai Industrial Strategy, launched in June 2016, by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which aims to make Dubai the aviation capital of the world and contributes to raising the industrial value of this growing sector, said a WAM report.
The announcement was made on the inaugural day of MRO Middle East, co-located with the Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) exhibition and conference, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The Phase 1 of the project features a multi-purpose landside facility, covering a total area of 9,000 sqm, and includes 12 units catering for small to medium enterprises in the global MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) sector. The facility comprises workshop facilities and offices.
Ahmed Al Ansari, acting CEO of Dubai South, said: “The project represents a significant ‘added value’ for all companies participating in the aviation supply chain and supporting the aerospace industry. The first of its kind in the Middle East, the facility is purpose-built to cater to the specific needs of the aerospace industry and leverages the integrated aviation ecosystem that Dubai South is creating.
“The key advantage of the aerospace supply chain is its strategic location that offers unrivalled access to both the Al Maktoum International Airport and Jebel Ali Port, as well as benefits from Dubai Souths multi-modal logistics platform. The facility offers unique productivity and efficiency benefits that arise from the cluster effect, which is created by suppliers and stakeholders, all in close proximity within the Dubai South Aviation District.”
When completed, the entire Aerospace Supply Chain, which includes nine phases, will span 157,000 sqm, the report said.