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Dubai World Central International Airport / Jebel Ali International Airport

World Central has the distinction of being the first incorporated logistics platform of its kind in the world, with added services and logistics, including assembly and manufacturing and most transport modes, in a Free Zone, singly bonded, environment. It is to be named after the former ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Plans are for it to be the chief element of intended logistics, commercial and residential complex scheme.

During phase 1 of the development, the airport intended to deal with approximately 200,000 tons of cargo every year and eventually as much as 800,000 tons. The terminal for passengers is proposed for a volume of approximately five million people every year at this phase. The project is projected to be fully completed and fully operational by 2017. By 2013, the plan is for it to be biggest airport on the planet in freight handled terminology.

The building of the Al Maktoum Airport Cargo Gateway cargo terminal, with a price tag of US$75 million, was halfway done by late 2008. The A380 ready, 2.8 miles long runway completion was within its anticipated 600 days of construction stage and afterward underwent trials and tests spanning the next half dozen months to meet the CAT III-C requisites. Al Maktoum International Airport is a chief airport in Dubai which began operation on June 27th, 2010. It has also gone under the name "Jebel Ali Airport City". Passenger operations weren’t expected to start until 2011 in late March.

The first arriving flight occurred on June 20th, 2010. Landing on that infamous day was a Boeing 777F, Emirates SkyCargo whose flight had originated from Hong Kong. This was a test flight for a variety of purposes such as ground movement aircraft, air travel control and security. The trip was a huge success. Al Maktoum Airport, on June 27, 2010, opened with a single runway adapted to cargo flights. When it opened, several airports cargo ready airlines assisted European Cargo Services, Aerospace Consortium and Al Maktoum Airport, counting RUS Aviation. Fifteen more airlines have now signed on to navigate flights.

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