Dnata Expands Into Aircraft Maintenance At Dubai Airports

March 01--In response to strong customer demand, dnata's airport operations division has launched aircraft line maintenance to support passenger and cargo airline operators. With the addition of these services, dnata is a one-stop-shop for customers, providing technical assistance for aircraft landing at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).

Dnata's team of engineers and technicians are able to provide full line maintenance support and are trained on contracted airlines' operational procedures, providing a seamless service to all customers.

"Expanding dnata's services in Dubai makes sense -- we are the experts at both Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports," said Ismail Ali Al-Banna , dnata's EVP airport operations. "With a highly-skilled team, the technology, and the expertise, our line maintenance services are a cost-effective solution for airlines of any size."

Dnata has been providing ground handling solutions at Dubai International airport since 1959. The company currently handles 345,000 aircraft movements at Dubai International airport and works with more than 145 airlines from the international hub.

"There is active interest from the airline community for line maintenance support in Dubai," added Al-Banna. "The demand for specialized aircraft maintenance services is significant. This new service will help Dubai continue its reputation as a leader in global aviation."

dnata's engineers and technicians are licensed for the following aircraft: A320 family (IAE V2500, CFM56), A330 (all engines), A340 (CFM56, Trent 500), B737 Classic (CFM56), B737 NG (CFM56), B757 & 767 (all engines), B777 200-300 (all engines) and B747-400 (all engines).

In December 2013, dnata Line Maintenance gained EASA PART 145 approval (EASA.145.0586) to perform work on European operator aircraft at both Dubai airports. dnata is actively working with UAE GCAA and other national regulatory authorities to gain approval to maintain non-European registered aircraft.

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