DC Aviation Al-Futtaim receives UAE AOC


Holger Ostheimer, general manager at DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (right) receiving the AOC from Capt. Anaziaz Zikir, senior inspector – Private and Special Operations, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued an AOC to DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) based at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport located at Dubai World Central.

This means that DCAF can now commercially operate and manage business aircraft on private charter flights under the UAE’s A6 registration. DCAF will initially begin its commercial operations with a Bombardier Global XRS aircraft.

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Holger Ostheimer, general manager at DCAF, said: “We are extremely pleased to have cleared all the regulatory requirements to receive our AOC. The receipt of the certification culminates over a year’s work and I would like to congratulate and thank the entire team at DCAF for their efforts.”

“With the AOC, DCAF is now in a position to offer a complete turnkey solution to business jet owners and we believe there is a real demand for such services that require the highest levels of quality and professionalism. Also with this certification, DCAF extends the geographic footprint of the DC Aviation Group which has over 15 years’ experience operating private and business jet aircrafts to airline standards,” added Ostheimer.

DCAF has its state-of-the-art hangar, maintenance facility, offices and a VVIP lounge located at its base in Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central.

The hangar offers business jet owners and operators a premium facility to base their assets and the highest degree of convenience and comfort exceeding the expectations of its VVIP guests. The hangar can accommodate four ACJ or BBJ business jets, plus two ultra-long range business jets such as the Falcon 7X, Global Express, or Gulfstream G550.

On the maintenance side, DCAF can support maintenance on the Airbus 320, Bombardier Global Express and more recently the Challenger 604/605 series aircraft.

The plush exclusive lounge area is designed to international standards and offers local, regional and international VVIP customers the highest levels of comfort and privacy, shower areas and a conference room.

DCAF is a joint venture between Dubai-headquartered Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC Aviation.