STTS contracts ASI to build its state-of-the-art aircraft painting hangar at Dubai South
Dubai, May 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 STTS new state-of-the-art facility adds to the aviation and aerospace ecosystem at Dubai South, bringing it closer to its ambition of becoming the only hub outside of North America and Europe to offer a complete ecosystem to the aviation and aerospace industry. We are excited to see our partners progressing in their projects so they can reach to a the stage where they can serve the regional market and extend to the global market”
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.