Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has expanded its fleet under management with the addition of two new business jets. DCAF will operate the two new aircraft – a Bombardier Challenger 604 and a Gulfstream G200 – on behalf of the private owners.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14, 2016: Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has expanded its fleet under management with the addition of two new business jets. DCAF will operate the two new aircraft – a Bombardier Challenger 604 and a Gulfstream G200 – on behalf of the private owners.
This takes the total number of aircraft under management to four including two Bombardier Challenger 604 and one Gulfstream G200 and Bombardier Global XRS.
The management contracts will see DCAF provide full Flight Operational Aircraft Management services, Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO), hangar parking and FBO handling at its facility at Al Maktoum International Airport, in addition to providing maintenance services for the Challenger aircraft.
Holger Ostheimer, General Manager, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim said: “We are extremely pleased with the continued interest from aircraft owners and operators seeking our expertise to manage their assets both commercially as well as under private operation. The contract with the Challenger aircraft also marks our entry in to the Charter business. These new agreements provide further evidence of our ability to deliver the highest service and quality standards to our VIP customers.”
DCAF is a joint venture between Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC Aviation. Its core areas of business include: Aircraft management, Maintenance, FBO and Ground Handling and Business jet charter.
The existing DCAF hangar measures 5,700sqm and can easily accommodate multiple ACJ or BBJ type aircraft, ultra-long range business jets such as the Falcon 7X, Global Express or Gulfstream G650. Located in a prime position just off the airport’s runway, the DCAF hangar and 7,700sqm dedicated ramp parking enables 24-7 support, maintenance services and operation of private and businesses jets of all sizes.
For more information on DCAF’s hangar and services, please visit www.dc-aviation.ae or call +971 4 870 1800.
About DC Aviation
DC Aviation GmbH is headquartered in Stuttgart and has over 300 employees. The Company is Germany’s largest business jet operator and one of Europe’s leading operators. With several branches in Dubai, Zurich, Malta, and Moscow, its international presence keeps growing steadily. DC Aviation emerged in 2007 from the former DaimlerChrysler Aviation, a DaimlerChrysler AG subsidiary that was founded in 1998. During its 17-year corporate history, DC Aviation has acquired comprehensive experience in aircraft management. Today, DC Aviation offers a complete portfolio from aircraft management via aircraft chartering to maintenance of business jets. Its young fleet includes the modern Cessna Citation XLS+, long distance jets like the Gulfstream G550 and large cabin jets like the Airbus 319 CJ. In July of 2007, DC Aviation was the first German private jet operator to be awarded the international “IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)” certificate. DC Aviation is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATON GmbH.
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