Dubai South has completed the first phase of its Aerospace Supply Chain Facility at Aviation City.
The first phase of the project features a multi-purpose landside facility, covering a total area of 9,000sqm, and includes 12 units catering to small to medium enterprises in the global maintenance, repair and overhaul, sector. The facility also comprises workshop facilities and offices. When completed, the entire Aerospace Supply Chain, which includes nine phases, will span 157,000sqm.
The new facility is in line with the focus of the Dubai Industrial Strategy, which aims to make Dubai the aviation capital of the world and contributes to raising the industrial value of the sector.
“The project represents a significant added value 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,” said Ahmed Al Ansari, acting chief executive officer of Dubai South.
“The key advantage of the aerospace supply chain is its strategic location that offers unrivaled access to both the Al Maktoum International Airport and Jebel Ali Port, as well as benefits from Dubai South’s multi-modal logistics platform. The facility offers unique productivity and efficiency benefits that arise from the cluster effect, which is created by suppliers and stakeholders, all in close proximity within the Dubai South Aviation District,” he added.