Cavotec wins deal for Emirates maintenance base

Engineering firm to supply Pre-Conditioned Air units to service A380s

NEWS, Business, Emirates

Engineering group and airport systems integrator Cavotec has secured a contract to supply advanced ground support equipment for the new Emirates Engineering Center A380 Line Maintenance Hangars at Dubai International Airport.

Under the terms of the contract with contractor, A + P (Cyprus), Cavotec will supply, install and commission in-ground pop-up utility pits and Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA) Units for four new A380 Line Maintenance Hangars at Emirates Engineering Center. Delivery is due to start in Q2 this year, with commissioning slated for the end of 2013.

Cavotec’s equipment is designed for the generation and supply of Pre-Conditioned Air to Emirates Airbus A380 Aircraft during Line Maintenance servicing. The firm said that its exclusive technology for pre-conditioned air delivery systems is the only one to work on all types of aircraft, including Code-F A380 Super Jumbos.

Cavotec’s equipment has previously been selected by Emirates Engineering Center to provide utility services to the Emirates fleet.

Juergen Strommer, managing director at Cavotec Middle East, said: “Cavotec and Dubai International Airport have a longstanding relationship that has translated to continued mutual success over the past 17 years.

"We are delighted to be part of this new milestone project for Emirates Engineering Center at the Dubai International Airport, as this demonstrates the unmatched benefits that the sophistication, reliability and cost-effectiveness of Cavotec’s innovative ground support solutions provide.”

Emirates Engineering Center is one of the biggest aviation maintenance centres in the world and has the largest single free-spanning roof structure in the Middle East. With the new addition of four line maintenance hangars, Emirates Engineering Center will boast of 12 hangars, spanning an area of 55 hectares on the north side of Dubai International Airport.

“This project reaffirms Cavotec’s continued role as a trusted partner of Emirates by providing state-of-the-art solutions for its MRO facilities,” said Edward Christie, Aviation Divisional Manager for Middle East at Cavotec.

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