DUBAI World Central (DWC), the urban aviation community taking shape at Jebel Ali in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is to have a dedicated Executive Jet Centre that will compete with Van Nuys in California, Teterboro in New York, Le Bourget in France and Farnborough in the UK, organisers said in a statement.
The facility will be part of the giant Dubai World Central International (JXB) airport offering and is being designed as a one-stop centre for the entire spectrum of business jet operations.
Currently being designed with a handling capacity of in excess of 100,000 aircraft movements a year, the Executive Flight Centre is due for completion in 2008. To include a dedicated duty-free, business centre, fitness room, food outlets and crew rest areas, the Executive Flight Centre will also feature a specific area for executive helicopter and heli-taxi operations.
DWC is a 140 square kilometre urban aviation community centred around the world’s largest international airport. Currently being built 40 kilometres from the existing airport with infrastructure costs at $33 billion, the project is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island.
Meanwhile, a statement issued earlier said work on the first runway at DWC was on target for completion in the last quarter of 2007.