The Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) at Dubai South has continued its remarkable performance in private jet operations, reaching a record-breaking 16,657 movements in 2023. This is an 8% increase from 2022, setting a new record for the highest number of movements in Dubai’s history. This surge in movements can be credited to several key events, including the Dubai Airshow, COP28, and the initial opening of the new ExecuJet Fixed Base Operator (FBO) and hangar facilities. This achievement further cements Al Maktoum International Airport’s reputation as the premier airport for international business aviation movements in the Middle East.
Additionally, 2023 has been a year of significant progress for MBRAH, marked by numerous partnerships with new entities aiming to establish operations in various zones. These collaborations are geared towards offering a range of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services. These services include the production of aircraft parts and structures, sealing and painting services, support for Aircraft on Ground (AOG) and aircraft parts supply, sourcing engine components, and the refurbishment of private jet interiors.
Additionally, the MRO trade from MBRAH’s Aerospace Supply Chain, which includes import, export and re-export, has increased and is expected to reach over AED 8 billion over the next few years, emphasising the growth of MRO activities.
In his comments, Tahnoon Saif, CEO of MBRAH, said: “Last year marked an extraordinary milestone for us at MBRAH; not only did we record the highest-ever business aviation movements, but we also enriched our portfolio with new companies and announced the expansion of facilities. These achievements underscore the trust and immense value we offer through our cutting-edge infrastructure and world-class facilities, all within Dubai’s strategic embrace of the sector’s global growth. At MBRAH, our commitment persists, in perfect harmony with our visionary leadership’s strategy, to cement Dubai’s position as an aviation capital.”
MBRAH offers global aerospace players high-level connectivity and is a free-zone destination for the world’s leading airlines, private jet companies, and associated industries. Located in and developed by Dubai South, MBRAH is also home to maintenance centres and training and education campuses.