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Dubai Airshow 2019 witnessed the signing of key construction deals

More than 1,300 exhibitors and 87,000 trade visitors, investors, and aerospace experts attended the event

Dubai Airshow 2019 witnessed the signing of key construction deals
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Dubai Airshow 2019 witnessed the signing of key construction deals

Touted as the world’s largest aerospace gathering, the Dubai Airshow, which is being held on 17-21 November, 2109, is witnessing key construction deals being inked as 1,300 industry suppliers exhibit their products, services, ideas, and innovations to more than 87,000 trade visitors,  investors, and experts.

Italy’s aerospace, defence, and security giant Leonardo and Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Aviation Services revealed plans to launch a rotorcraft terminal in Dubai next year, with the facility expected to be housed close to the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

The facility will be constructed using recyclable materials, the Italian firm confirmed, and will be based on an environment-friendly design with a modular structure that is capable of being transported.

UAE’s Falcon Aviation will use the terminal to deliver helicopter transport services.

Other major agreements signed on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019, included a deal between aircraft sustainment solutions provider Global Aerospace Logistics (Gal) and the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (Catic) state-owned firm.

The companies will open a 133.7m2 warehouse facility to boost the availability of spare parts in the region and reduce aircraft repair times from months to weeks.

The firms expect the warehouse to be commissioned in Q1 2020.

Meanwhile, military maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services company AMMROC, which is a joint-venture by EDGE, Lockheed Martin, and Sikorsky, also revealed a model of its 1km2 Al Ain facility at the Dubai Airshow 2019.

The facility, which will be connected airside to the Al Ain International Airport, is projected to be among the largest military MRO centres in the world, and will begin operations in early 2020.

Built to enable future expansion, the facility will feature four multi-purpose hangars, 30 back-shops, and a climate-controlled paint facility.

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