DWC to get executive

Work on the first runway at Dubai World Central in on target for completion in 2007

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.