Dubai Airshow: Altran's Wings Valley Becomes the Aviation District in Dubai

2013-11-15 20:55 1327

PARIS, Nov. 15, 2013/PRNewswire/ --

At the 2013 Paris Air Show, Dubai World Central (DWC) appointed Altran "exclusive advisor and services designer" for the development of the Aviation District in Dubai, the first, innovative Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services centre dedicated to private business jets and helicopters. Altran's innovative, new-generation aeronautical valley will be inaugurated during the Dubai Airshow between 17 and 21 November 2013.

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Within less than one year following the announcement of The Wings Valley launch at the 2012 Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show, Altran has not only designed a global, cutting edge services offering for the Aviation District, but also become the DWC representative for future players that will be involved in the MRO site, and taken on the role of overseeing educative programmes with international training institutions for qualified engineers, technicians, and managers operating in the related sectors of activity. A first selection of aviation industry majors will result in a series of contracts due to be awarded at the Dubai Airshow.

To satisfy the constant demand in the private aviation sector for qualified skills, reduced AOG (Aircrafts On Ground) time, cutting-edge maintenance expertise and non-stop innovation, Altran set out to create an MRO services offering that is the most innovative in the world and underpinned by environmental, technological, and educational excellence. Because of this, Aviation District was founded with three fundamental priorities in mind:

  • To deliver excellence regarding the knowledge of aeronautical activities provided in the Engineering/Diagnostic Centre.
  • To provide the dematerialisation of aircraft data, as well as content access and sharing via the interactive iKnowledge Centre platform
  • To offer educational and continuing training programmes for technicians, engineers and pilots in conjunction with the Dubai Aerospace Institute of Technologies (DAIT)

Aviation District is paving the way for future Wings Valley projects which will be designed to address strong growth in the business aviation sector, worldwide.

Aviation District: key figures

  • Targeted completion date: beginning of 2015
  • Maintenance capacity: more than 800,000m² of technical hangars equipped to service 100 planes per month (60 planes and 40 helicopters)
  • Creation of more than 5,000 technical jobs
  • Ground surface area of 210,000m² (three times the size of the largest European MRO centre)

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