HOME OF GENERAL AVIATION
During Phase 1, general aviation is the central focus for the district. With the Al Maktoum International Airport certified for general aviation and the first purpose-built FBO facility set to commence operations from the district in 2013, it represents the first step in Dubai World Central’s strategy to create an integrated industry cluster.
Previously, the growth of general aviation in Dubai was limited by the on-the-ground capacity shortages at Dubai International Airport. As part of Dubai’s overall strategy, general aviation has commenced the migration to Dubai World Central. In the near-term, business jet operations will utilize the VIP terminal within the passenger terminal during which, leading FBO operators will construct their own customized solutions.
Business Jet Operations
With the ability to build bespoke facilities separate from commercial and cargo operations, FBO operators can offer a world-class experience for their discerning clientele.
Cluster Emirates Flight Academy (EFA) anchors the Aviation Education Cluster. EFA aims to train the next generation of pilots and is currently in development. The surrounding plots around the academy are reserved for leading aviation education institutions that will help to train and educate the highly qualified professionals necessary to power the region’s dynamic aviation sector.
Starting in 2013, the Dubai Airshow will be permanently hosted at Dubai World Central. The exhibition will feature a larger static park, improved parking and more catering facilities as compared to previous editions. With the total order book in 2011 exceeding $63 billion, the Dubai Airshow is undoubtedly the region’s leading aerospace event.
A range of hospitality and leisure amenities are being planned to facilitate the business operations of the Aviation District. From hotels to fitness clubs, the hospitality zone aims to be a flexible offering that can accommodate the unique needs of pilots, crew and support staff during their stay in Dubai.
Eight MRO Code F plots are currently available in Phase 1. Ideally situated, no other development in the region provides the world-class infrastructure or the expandability as the Aviation District at Dubai World Central.
A special zone has been designated to support the growth of the aviation-related light manufacturing sector. Given the dynamic growth of the overall aviation industry projected for the region and the UAE in particular, the Aviation District’s location, advanced infrastructure and true multimodal access make it the perfect place to take advantage of the business opportunities.