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DWC breaks ground on Aviation District

By Hpanchal on May 24, 2012

Construction is underway at Dubai World Central’s Aviation District, an area designed to cater to businesses serving the two-year-old airport. In a press release, DWC announced that Majestic Wings Private Airplane Charter, LLC, will move into a 7,360-square-meter plot at the Aviation District in mid-2013, making it the first major company to set up shop there.

Majestic Wings’ class “A” hangar facility at DWC will be within walking distance of the Dubai Airshow’s permanent venue, starting in 2013. The Dubai-based charter company will also benefit from direct access to both the Port of Jebel Ali and DWC’s Al Maktoum International Airport and Logistics District.

Plus, Majestic Wings will have a “dedicated apron measuring 4,738 square meters in front of the hangar facility, providing space for several aircraft and ensuring easy access for clients,” according to the press release.

Majestic Wings joins a growing list of companies that have been authorized to set up fixed-base operations and move into the Aviation District, according to the press release. DWC officials also revealed that leasing negotiations have begun with FBOs and other aviation businesses.

Still, Dubai Aviation City Corp. Executive Chairman Khalifa Al Zaffin remarked, the presence of Majestic Wings at DWC’s Aviation District is especially noteworthy. “The addition of Majestic Wings … is a positive step toward bolstering DWC’s long-term strategy and the aviation industry in general,” Al Zaffin said in a statement.

“DWC reflects Dubai government’s vision of diversification and sustainable economic growth through a long-term, multi-phased plan contributing to economic, social and infrastructure land development,” he continued.

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