Satys Aerospace and MBRAH to launch construction of paint hangar at DWC

Satys Aerospace has signed a new agreement with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) to build a new paint hangar at Dubai South - Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).

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The new production facility, which will also accommodate a second paint booth, will address business aviation markets (Dassault Falcon, Bombardier, Gulfstream, and Embraer, to name a few) and single-aisle commercial aviation markets (Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families in particular). With a capacity of around 20 aircraft annually, the state-of-the-art hangar, the only one of its kind in the area, will be operational in January 2025, bringing the number of aircraft paint bays operated by Satys to 39 in 13 countries across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East

“This agreement would not have been possible without Dubai South’s strong support for aeronautical projects over the past several years. We are delighted to be able to meet the growing demand for repainting single-aisle and VIP aircraft in the Middle East and to make Dubai a centre of excellence,” said Christophe Cador, CEO of the Satys Group. 

Tahnoon Saif, CEO of MBRAH, said: “The strategic partnership with Satys, a global name in the aviation industry with premium painting, sealing and surface treatment services, will add value to our portfolio of discerning partners. Our aim at MBRAH is to attract the top global players to expand and benefit from our integrated ecosystem and state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities. We will continue our mandate to solidify and cement Dubai’s position on the world aviation map.”

Teffaha continued: “The second topic discussed at the meeting covered the digital transformation with regard to identifying the passengers, starting from the reservation process, through registration, and completing the travel procedures through passport and immigration, by adopting the passenger’s biometric details, all the way to boarding the aircraft.”

Teffaha said: “These topics that have been mentioned are very important in the transformation taking place in the air transport sector, as we have begun to activate them, and within a year or two, the travel environment for the passenger and airline will function suitably, which will contribute significantly to improving these important aspects.”