Emirates expands Dubai docking facility

Emirates Airline has signed a contract with local UAE firm Excel, based in Ajman, supported by Germany’s Gunzburger Steigtechnik, to develop an additional multi-aircraft docking system at their Dubai engineering facility.


Emirates expands Dubai docking facility


Emirates Airline has signed a contract with local UAE firm Excel, based in Ajman, supported by Germany’s Gunzburger Steigtechnik, to develop an additional multi-aircraft docking system at their Dubai engineering facility. The new operation will be in addition to the four docking systems already in place in four of Emirates eight hangars. The contract will amount to AED28 million (US$7.6 million). Emirates new multi-aircraft docking facility is the latest component of Emirates’ commitment to industryleading engineering technology and facilities. At the start of 2012, Emirates will begin construction on a state-of-theart Engine Shop which complements the present Test Cell Facility in Dubai. The growth of the Emirates fleet and the subsequent number of operating engines have necessitated the need for an inhouse Engine Shop in Dubai to provide the most cost-effective, efficient engine maintenance.