September 24 2019  |  Airline & Terminal News

Airbus Service Centre opens at Dubai Airport Freezone

By Jane Hobson

Mikail Houari, President of Airbus Africa and Middle East (right), Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA (middle) and Stefan Roemelt, AIrbus Head of Center of Competence Cabin & Cargo (left) pose during inauguration celebration.

Airbus Cabin Electronics celebrated its first Service Centre for Africa and Middle East regions at Dubai Airport Freezone today.

The new service comes as Airbus continues to expand investment in Africa and Middle East regions since it first opened offices more than 40 years ago.

The facility will serve local and regional carriers and customers in India and Turkey. It will repair and service spare parts for cabin components and systems as well as customer onsite technical services – such as cabin system training.

Today’s inauguration event was attended by Mikail Houari, President of Airbus Africa and Middle East, and Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, as well as other industry VIPs.

“The launch of this facility is yet another milestone in our long-term commitment to the UAE and wider Middle East and Africa markets,” said Houari in a statement released today. “By creating greater proximity to our customers here at Dubai Airport Freezone, we will be able to continue providing world-class services in a region which we continue to see growth and opportunities for further expansion. We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with our customers and key stakeholders in the region, to maximize the opportunities for further development and success in the aerospace sector.”

Al Zarooni added: “The launch of this facility will support further growth in the regional and global aviation industry. It is a great initiative aligned with the UAE’s commitment to localization. Also, it will play a key role in the UAE’s economic diversification plans and development of the wider regional aerospace sector.”

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