Business aviation services provider Comlux signed an agreement with Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) to develop a 12,000-sq-m (130,000-sq-ft) hangar facility at the site in Dubai South, due for operational launch in mid-2023.
Comlux will provide EASA Part 145- and UAE Part 145-approved maintenance services and cabin upgrades as well as refurbishment for VIP aircraft at the hangar, which will be equipped to accommodate two ACJ or BBJ family aircraft types simultaneously.
Comlux Tech will manage the project for the Comlux Group, to develop synergies between Comlux Aviation’s operations and Comlux Completion’s know-how in VIP cabin engineering, particularly for the ACJ TwoTwenty, which is due to enter service based in Dubai in 2023 with hotels operator Five Group.
“MBRAH’s organization at DWC provides us with the ideal location for our expansion in the immediate future,” said Richard Gaona, executive chairman and CEO, Comlux. “Our goal is to offer our Middle East customers convenient, high-quality, and cost-efficient solutions for their VIP cabin upgrades at DWC during their stay in Dubai or during maintenance ground time.”
Comlux Aviation operates a fleet of 20 VIP aircraft, including several Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Comlux Completion, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an approved ACJ and BBJ cabin outfitter and service center and will be the exclusive completion center for the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty cabins.