United Arab Emirates

Departments - Gaining Altitude

Government investment, strategic location make the UAE a global hub for aircraft MRO, space projects.

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May 1, 2019

United Arab Emirates

Government investment, strategic location make the UAE a global hub for aircraft MRO, space projects.


Aero capabilities
Maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) – air transport, executive jets
Spinoff technology
Aviation training
Advanced aerospace structure, composite parts manufacturing
 
Location
Global air travel hub for passenger, cargo flights
2/3 of global population 
within 8 flight hours
 
2 aerospace clusters
Dubai World Central Aviation District (Dubai)
Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park (Abu Dhabi)
 
$1.8 billion 
Total UAE exports of aircraft parts (2016)
 
Potential export markets
Airplane, helicopter parts
Turbine engines, parts
Spark ignition engines
Landing gear
 
More than $5.4 billion investment in space technologies (satellites)
 
UAE Space Agency goals
Orbit unmanned Mars probe by 2021
Build first city on Mars by 2117