ExecuJet moves maintenance to Dubai World Central


Execujet Middle East is preparing for the runway closures at Dubai International Airport by moving maintenance activities for a short while to Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport.

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Execujet Middle East is preparing for the three-month runway closures which will come into effect at Dubai International Airport from 1 May 2014, by temporarily moving its line maintenance activities to  Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport, located 50 km from Dubai’s financial centre.

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ExecuJet has established a line station at Dubai World Central, which has been approved by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to conduct scheduled maintenance.

Nick Weber, maintenance director, ExecuJet Middle East, said: “The runway closure period at Dubai International Airport will unfortunately mean a disruption to airport traffic and blanket restrictions against all GA movements. As well as establishing a line station at Al Maktoum International Airport, we are in ongoing discussions with Dubai International Airport to obtain limited slots to carry out base maintenance activities on arriving and departing aircraft and have currently secured four slots.”

“During the runway closure period, we will continue to provide a high level of service to our customers,” he added.

Although Execujet is planning to return to Dubai International, after it is reopened, a report from AIN suggests that between 70-75 per cent of business aviation activity will permanently shift over to Dubai World Central in the next year or so.