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  November 18th, 2015 | Written by

Kuehne + Nagel expands Aerospace Hub in the Middle East

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  • Kuehne + Nagel provides warehousing, distribution and spare parts logistics out of Dubai hub.
  • The Kuehne + Nagel Aerospace Hub offers frequent and short connections to Middle East and Africa.
  • Al Maktoum International is projected to be the world’s largest airport.

Third-party logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel announced an expansion of its Dubai aerospace hub with its new customers Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Avtrade.

Kuehne + Nagel provides warehousing and distribution services as well as spare parts logistics for the Middle East and Africa region out of the hub.

In line with the increasing presence and requirements of the aerospace industry, Kuehne + Nagel is further optimizing its customer support services in the region. From the Kuehne + Nagel Aerospace Hub in Dubai Logistics City, close to the Al Maktoum International Airport, the company offers a full scope of aerospace services including inspection, warehousing of aircraft and spare parts, and tooling as well as inbound and outbound logistics.

The Kuehne + Nagel Aerospace Hub offers frequent and short connections to the Middle East and Africa region as well as to other areas of the world.

“Our new distribution center is in a prime location to serve our customers,” said Derek Zimmerman, president of Gulfstream Product Support. “Al Maktoum International is projected to be the world’s largest airport and appears poised to become the preferred business aviation airport in the Dubai area. The state-of-the-art facility within the fast-cycle logistics environment of Dubai South will enable us to more efficiently address customer requirements.” Gulfstream, wholly owned by General Dynamics, manufactures and supports advanced business aircraft.

“We are pleased to be teaming up with a leading, world class logistics company like Kuehne + Nagel,” said Jamie Brooks, Commercial Director of Avtrade. “The services they offer in the UAE will enable Avtrade Dubai to increase its inventory and expand the first class component support and supply it provides to customers worldwide.” Avtrade is a global component service provider to the aviation industry.

“We are proud that Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Avtrade selected Kuehne + Nagel’s Dubai Aerospace Hub as regional distribution centre for Middle East & Africa’’ said Erik Goedhart, senior vice president for Aerospace at Kuehne + Nagel. “The service requirements are specific and extensive in order to support the highest standard in aircraft operations.”

Kuehne + Nagel offers an integrated range of logistics solutions for the aerospace industry. The company develops and delivers customized aerospace solutions for manufacturers, leasing companies, airlines and service providers in the field of production, maintenance, repair, overhaul, ground handling and in-flight services.