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Majestic Wings to land in Dubai World Central

Majestic Wings, a private jet charter services company based in Dubai, has signed an agreement with Dubai World Central to establish a fixed base operators facility.

The control tower of Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, which is a strategic initiative of the Dubai Government to promote the emirate as a global trade centre.Sonza Gabriel / EPA
The control tower of Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, which is a strategic initiative of the Dubai Government to promote the emirate as a global trade centre.Sonza Gabriel / EPA

Majestic Wings, a private jet charter services company based in Dubai, has signed an agreement with Dubai World Central (DWC) to establish a fixed-base operators facility within the project's Aviation District.

The company, which provides VIP air transportation, executive handling, charter and land services for business aircraft, is owned by Sheikh Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan and Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Nahyan.

It will occupy a 7,360 square metre plot on one of the most premium locations in the district, within walking distance of the newly announced permanent venue of the Dubai Airshow, from next year.

As well as a class "A" hanger, the site will have a dedicated apron measuring 4,738 sq metres in front of the hangar facility, providing space for several aircraft and ensuring easy access for clients. The company hopes to move in within 12 months.

"Majestic Wings' movement to the facility at DWC is in line with our strategic growth plans to position the company among leading global players in the general aviation industry," Sheikh Hamad said. "The landside and airside integration is in sync with facilitating our general aviation business."

"The addition of Majestic Wings to Dubai World Central's aviation district is a positive step towards bolstering DWC's long-term strategy and the aviation industry in general," said Khalifa Al Zaffin, the executive chairman of the Dubai Aviation City Corporation.

Under the agreement, Majestic Wings will build its own facilities to offer a full range of fixed-base operator (FBO) services with a focus on business jets. The company's two Gulfstream G200 aircraft will be based there and be available for sub-lease to corporate clients, freight transport and special large-group flights.

DWC is a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai to promote the emirate as a leading international trade centre.

Describing itself as, "the Middle East's first aerotropolis", it occupies an area of 140 sq kilometres close to the Jebel Ali container terminal, and includes specialised free zones focused on logistics and aviation industries, and the new Al Maktoum International Airport. Once the airport is completed it will handle up to 120 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of air cargo per year, making it the world's largest airport.

The Aviation District, spread over 6.7 sq km within DWC, is designed as a one-stop centre for all aviation-related operations, including regional headquarters, FBOs, maintenance repair and operations, aviation support services, design and consultancy, research and development, aviation training, products and parts distribution, light manufacturing units and high-technology industries.

"Majestic Wings' moving to DWC is among the first of many expansions in the aviation sector. DWC continues to energise the industry with opportunities for business growth," said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman of the Dubai Aviation City Corporation.

"DWC is positioned to meet the present and future needs of aviation, air transport, commercial and logistics businesses, being the world's first purpose-built aerotropolis.

"Dubai World Central will continue to play an important role in the long-term strategic growth plans of the emirate as we aim to establish Dubai as a premier hub for the aviation and logistics industries in the [Middle East, North Africa and south Asia] region and around the world," he said.

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