Dubai International Airport has been named as the world’s leading hub in terms of A380 flights by airports business intelligence news provider the Moodie Report.com.
According to the report, Dubai handled 7,259 A380 flights to 28 destinations in 2012. The vast majority of these flights were operated by Emirates, the world´s biggest operator of the super-jumbo aircraft.
Singapore Changi was second, with 6,653 A380 flights, and London Heathrow was third with 3,697. Frankfurt, Sydney, Paris, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York and Melbourne were also in the top 10.
Dubai was also recently named as the world´s second busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic.
Aircraft ground support equipment
Cavotec´s innovative ground support equipment supplies A380 aircraft at Dubai´s dedicated Emirates Concourse A with essential services such as cool air and electrical power.
As previously announced, we are also currently supplying our ground support equipment for the new Emirates A380 Engineering Centre at the airport. For this project, we are installing pop-up pit systems and pre-conditioned air units for four new A380 maintenance hangars.
Aviation Refuelling solutions
Cavotec´s aviation systems enable airports to reduce the use of diesel-driven equipment, increasing operational efficiency and resulting in cleaner air and less cluttered tarmac around aircraft.
We are delighted to hear that one of our major Airports customers in the Middle East, Dubai International Airport, has reported record passenger numbers for the first six months of this year.
Cavotec has supplied advanced in-ground aircraft servicing systems to Dubai International Airport for many years.
According to figures published by Dubai International, the airport welcomed some 27.9 million passengers between January and June this year – an increase of 13.7 per cent on the same period last year and the busiest six-month period in the airport’s history.
“We are on track to meet the annual projected traffic of 56.5 million passengers, which will bring us very close to Dubai International’s operational capacity of 60 million passengers per annum,” Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said in a statement.
Cavotec has worked closely with its partners and the airport for many years developing innovative in-ground aircraft servicing systems.
The most recent project on which Cavotec and its partners have worked on at Dubai International is the design, supply and installation of pre-conditioned air (PCAir System) and 400Hz electrical power Pop-Up pit systems for the Airport’s new Concourse 3. This new terminal is due to enter service during the first quarter of 2013 and, according to Griffiths, will increase the airport’s capacity to 75 million.
Cavotec Ground Support Equipment
Cavotec is a leading system designer and integrator for the global airports sector. Our advanced ground support equipment is designed to minimise tarmac congestion, improve operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact.
Full overview of our technologies for airports: Aircraft ground support equipment.