In a recent development, Boeing signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Dubai South, outlining the company’s intention to establish its Middle East headquarters.
The agreement signing was attended by HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation (parent organization of Dubai South), Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing president and CEO, Raymond Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Marc Allen, president, Boeing International and Bernard Dunn, president, Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
HH Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “The strategic decision to establish its regional headquarters at Dubai South embodies Dubai’s aerospace vision. I am confident that the new address will deliver a solid advantage to Boeing as it seeks to expand its footprint in Dubai and in the region.”
The agreement details a framework for Boeing’s operations to be housed at Dubai South, which will include Boeing Middle East’s headquarters, a spare parts warehouse, distribution facility and a maintenance training facility to service the region. The aim is to solidify plans in 2016 and commence operations by end of 2017.
In July 2016, Boeing will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Building on the company’s legacy, Boeing wants to build an even better global future in the Middle East.