Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub completes Suppliers Complex


Aerospace companies setting up their businesses at the Suppliers Complex can benefit from an incubator and various incentives and support packages

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) has completed its Suppliers Complex, which is billed as the first vertical aerospace complex in the region. The 12,000sqm facility offers light industrial space for maintenance-services companies, aircraft engines and spare parts traders, and aerospace and drone companies to establish their operations, and is located in the Supply Chain Cluster of MBRAH.

The facility features 86 leasable units across three levels and is said to provide plug-and-play solutions for companies to quickly and easily set up a base in the facility, according to MBRAH.

Designed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups, the new facility was inaugurated at an event organised by MBRAH in partnership with Stratasys – the latter is a pioneer in the adoption of additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry.

In July 2022, Dubai South Properties launched the South Bay residential project and, later in the month, the world’s largest vertical farm opens in Dubai South.

Aerospace companies setting up their businesses at the Suppliers Complex benefit from an incubator and various incentives and support packages designed to help companies run their businesses smoothly and cost-effectively. The complex also has a logistics division, which provides customised services to companies based in the facility, a statement from MBRAH explained.

“Through various innovative industry initiatives, MBRAH seeks to support Dubai’s strategic vision to attract foreign direct investments and transform itself into a global hub for various high-value industries. The Suppliers Complex is aligned with our mandate to provide the aviation industry with the infrastructure, facilities and business-enabling services needed to grow and thrive. By offering a comprehensive ecosystem, logistics network and unique services, the new facility supports aerospace companies in gaining streamlined access to the region’s vast aviation market,” explained MBRAH CEO Tahnoon Saif.

According to MBRAH, several companies from across the world have already established themselves in the facility. It added that over 40% of the units were pre-leased during the construction of the complex. Industry segments covered include maintenance, repair, and operating supplies (MROs); aero-logistics; spare parts trading; drones, space sector; software; and avionics. Amid growing demand, MBRAH is planning two additional phases of the complex, the statement concluded.

In September 2022, Maersk Kanoo UAE and Dubai South signed an agreement for a new 162,000sqft W&D facility.



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