Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport to Be Developed for Hypersonic & Space Vehicles

Some interesting news from Dubai.

Al Maktoum Airport is to be reinvented as an aviation hub that can handle supersonic, hypersonic and even space planes in addition to aircraft. Steve Nichols reports.

The announcement, made in June, is part of the Dubai 10X initiative, with Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects working on the project in partnership with Dubai Future Foundation (DFF).

This means DWC is to become a “multi-mode super-port” with the hub set to become the region’s first spaceport, with the surrounding aviation infrastructure being known as a “cosmotropolis”.

It will become the first of its kind in the world to provide an integrated travel outlet for both air and space travel.