DACC to Showcase DWC Developments

DUBAI — Dubai Aviation City Corporation, or DACC, will showcase current and future developments at Dubai World Central during Dubai Airshow, which takes place from 
November 15-19.

Published: Sun 15 Nov 2009, 11:03 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:24 AM

In his recent address to international investors at a conference in Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, highlighted the importance of Dubai World Central’s project, the Al Maktoum International, to the city’s long-term sustainable growth strategy.

“Phase one of the Dubai World Central, or DWC, project will be fully completed and launched in June 2010,” Khalifa AlZaffin, Executive Chairman, DACC, said. Phase one include completion of Al Maktoum International, with a capacity to serve 5 million passengers per year as well as over 600,000 tonnes of annual cargo handling capacity, AlZaffin said.

“Located halfway between the time zones of London and Hong Kong, people and goods can now travel non-stop from Dubai to the entire world, including reaching a market of 4 billion people within an eight-hour flight,” AlZaffin said.

“Dubai Aviation City’s .... investment and business opportunities bring significant benefits to the entire value-chain of the global aviation industry, including aircraft manufacturers, executive aviation firms, maintenance, repair and overhaul centres and others. Housed within the Dubai World Central .... DACC aims to set new benchmarks for excellence in the region and across the globe,” AlZaffin said.

The Dubai Airshow is expected to attract up to 900 exhibitors from nearly 50 countries, plus some 50,000 visitors, an overall 10 per cent increase over the previous edition in 2007. The event is being organised by F&E Aerospace in conjunction with Dubai Airports and the Government of Dubai, and in collaboration with the UAE Armed Forces.


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