Modifications company GDC Technics has won its third Boeing 787 contract, an agreement that will see it develop a â€œvery uniqueâ€ first-class area for an unnamed customer.
GDC will begin work on the brand-new 787 in 2017 under a â€œvery strict confidentiality agreementâ€ with its customer, says the companyâ€™s general partner, Mohammed Alzeer.
â€œWinning our third 787 contract is a game-changer as it involves developing a new prestigious first-class cabin that integrates new cutting-edge technologies with maximum luxury found only in VVIP aircraft,â€ says Alzeer.
GDC has undergone a â€œhefty investmentâ€ programme since the Texas, USA-based company was acquired by Middle Eastern investors two years ago. It has expanded beyond Texas to Europe and the Middle East, and will soon have a facility in Africa, as part of its drive to be closer to customers.
â€œThe weakness we had was that we were not close to customers. We want to be within a 3-4h flight of our customers,â€ says Alzeer. â€œWe have been competitive pricing-wise â€“ we have competed with industry leaders and won. Our main objective is to deliver a nice product at a very reasonable price.â€
During the past six months, GDC has received its fourth aircraft for completion, a Boeing 777-300ER. Alzeer describes demand as â€œglobalâ€ and says the company is â€œextremely activeâ€ in all markets.