Dubai /Â WAM
Dubai South on Wednesday announced the completion of the first phase of its Aerospace Supply Chain Facility at Aviation City. The new facility is in line with the focus of the Dubai Industrial Strategy, launched last June by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness 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.
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 first phase of the project features a multi-purpose landside facility, covering a total area of 9,000 sq. metres, and includes 12 units catering for small to medium enterprises in the global MRO, or Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, sector. The facility comprises workshop facilities and offices.
Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO of Dubai South, said, â€œThe project represents a significant â€˜added valueâ€™ 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.
â€œThe 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 Southâ€™s multi-modal logistics platform. The facility offers unique productivity and efficiency benefits that arise from the â€˜cluster effectâ€™, which is created by suppliers and stakeholders, all in close proximity within the Dubai South Aviation District,â€ added Al Ansari.
When completed, the entire Aerospace Supply Chain, which includes 9 phases, will span 157,000 square metres.