06/06/2017 – STTS contracts ASI to build …

STTS contracts ASI to build its state-of-the-art aircraft painting hangar at Dubai South

Dubai, 6th June 2017

STTS, painting & sealing specialist of airline, military and VIP aircraft, subsidiary of French group Finaero, moves underway with its painting hangar works and contracts ASI at Dubai South.

In order to respond to the growing needs of the aerospace industry in terms of painting facilities and to offer customers in the Middle East greater proximity, STTS has appointed Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) to take on the building works of its wide body painting bay at the new Al Maktoum International airport.

Delivery is finally expected early 2019. The facility will mainly target MRO painting needs for all types of commercial wide bodies (A380, B777, A350, B787 etc.). Key features of the dedicated hangar will include:

  • Temperature and humidity control,
  • Optimization of hangar volume and as a result energy consumption,
  • Environmentally friendly through regulated waste management and air emissions in conformity with the highest standards.

Christophe Cador, President of STTS said, “I am proud of this facility launch and its level of quality. I am confident that ASI will do its utmost to meet our expectations and enable us to soon deliver painting services of the highest standards to operators in the region,”

Tahnoon Saif, VP of Aviation at Dubai South said: “The new STTS facility adds to the aviation and aerospace industries and contribute in positioning the Aviation District to a global aerospace hub”.

Saif Adds: “We are excited to see our partners progressing in their projects and look forward to supporting them to serve regional and global markets”.

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MORE ON STTS – www.stts-group.com

STTS, a Finaero company, specializes in aircraft & parts painting & sealing. It benefits from over 1250 staff worldwide across 50 sites, including 14 dedicated painting hangars. Its capabilities include aircraft sized from Helicopters, Citation/Learjet up to Airbus A380. STTS equally benefits from an in-house training center for painters in Toulouse, called STAT, also available for third party training. Its certifications: EN 9100, ISO 9001:2015, EASA PART 145, ISO 14001, AIRBUS in-house certification, OHSAS 18001, combined with its unique training center for painters in Toulouse, STAT.

Finaero is a French industrial and international group, present in eleven countries in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia and is active in aircraft painting and sealing (STTS), engineering and manufacturing of airline & VIP interiors (AIP) and in cabling and wire assemblies (CIEE). Finaero’s turnover in 2016 attained 134m€. The group employs 2,000 persons worldwide and equally benefits from a surface treatment activity as well as a research & development division through its subsidiary Expiris.

 

About Dubai South

Dubai South?the rebranded Dubai World Central?is an emerging 145 sq. km. city situated within the emirate of Dubai that will ultimately sustain a population of one million. Launched as a Government of Dubai project in 2006, the city is mandated to embody the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum by manifesting the urban and societal themes as outlined in the Dubai Plan 2021. These themes relate to becoming a city of happy, creative and empowered people, an inclusive and cohesive society; the preferred place to live, work and invest, a smart and sustainable city, and a pivotal hub in the Dubai South’s economic platform supports every conceivable kind of business and industry. The city is also home to the now-operational Al Maktoum International Airport?the largest airport in the world when complete?and the Dubai Expo 2020.

 

MORE ON ASIwww.asiglobal.net

Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) specialises in helping global airlines and MRO providers by delivering custom-designed aircraft maintenance facilities, systems and equipment. By designing and building smart, flexible and cost-effective aviation facilities, ASI streamlines its customer’s operations by enabling fast aircraft “turn around” whilst maintaining operational safety and quality standards.

Offering an end-to-end service from facility planning and feasibility studies through to full design, construction, commissioning, fit-out and ongoing maintenance support, ASI has in-house expertise in all the disciplines required to design and build state of the art aviation facilities. This includes the Specialised equipment required in hangar facilities which can include docking systems, overhead crane and teleplatform systems, wheel retraction pits, integrated in-ground service pits and hangar doors, which are designed either in house or in conjunction with other specialist suppliers where ASI integrates the equipment and systems into the overall facility design.

 

PRESS CONTACT:

Frederic SEGUY – STTS Middle East – fseguy@finaero.com – +971 56 111 22 05

Published 06/08/2017

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