PRN: Dassault Falcon Service to Expand Maintenance Capacity at Bordeaux-Merignac

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Dassault Falcon Service to Expand Maintenance Capacity at Bordeaux-Merignac

 
[25-November-2014]
 

SAINT-CLOUD, France, November 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Dassault Falcon Service has announced plans to build a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport in southwestern France.

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The 7,200 sq. meter facility will be built on a parcel of land adjacent to the Dassault Aviation manufacturing plant and will serve Falcon 7X, 8X and 5X large cabin aircraft. It will complement DFS's existing MR&O installations at Le Bourget Airport near Paris.

"The new Merignac service center reflects Dassault Falcon Service's commitment to keep up with the steady expansion of the Falcon fleet, which now numbers more than 2,000 aircraft worldwide, and make sure customers continue benefiting from the top-notch service they've come to enjoy," said Jean Kayanakis, General Manager, Dassault Falcon Service.

The new facility, capable of accommodating six aircraft, is expected to commence operations in mid-2016, in time to handle initial C Checks for the fast-selling Falcon 7X, and will eventually employ up to 70 specialists and technicians. More than 230 Falcon 7X's are now in operation and the fleet leaders (the oldest aircraft in the fleet) will begin requiring heavy maintenance by 2016.

The decision to locate the new maintenance facility in Merignac was motivated by the large pool of skilled aviation workers and subcontractors in the Bordeaux area and the multiple benefits offered by the nearby Dassault Aviation assembly plant, such as paint shops.

About Dassault Aircraft Service Network  

Dassault Falcon Service is part of the Dassault company-owned service network which comprises three heavy service centers offering all levels of scheduled maintenance, airframe and engine maintenance, paintwork, interior modifications, avionics installation and upgrade. These centers are located in Little Rock, Arkansas; Wilmington, Delaware; and Le Bourget, France.

The network also includes a major service center located in Reno, Nevada which provides all levels of scheduled maintenance and engine/APU line maintenance services. A line service center in Sorocaba, Brazil is capable of full A inspection, avionics upgrade, and engine/APU line maintenance. All Dassault facilities offer 24/7 AOG support, unscheduled maintenance and troubleshooting service.

Additionally, seven satellite service stations in Van Nuys, California; St. Louis, Missouri; West Palm Beach, Florida; London, England; Rome, Italy; Moscow, Russia; and Nice, France are capable of troubleshooting and unscheduled maintenance.

Notes for Editors  

Dassault Falcon is the recognized global brand for Dassault business jets which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.

About Dassault Aviation 

Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 80 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,250 Falcon jets have been delivered. Dassault offers a range of six business jets from the twin-engine 3,350 nm large-cabin Falcon 2000S to its new flagship, the tri-engine 6,450 nm ultra-long-range Falcon 8X.

About Dassault Falcon Jet 

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America, South America and the Pacific Rim countries of Asia, including the People's Republic of China. 

Photos  

Copy and paste the link into your browser to access the high resolution photos: http://www.falconphotogallery.com

For more information about Dassault Falcon business jets, visit: http://www.dassaultfalcon.com

Press Contacts

Dassault Aviation (Saint-Cloud, France)
Vadim Feldzer Tel. +33-1-47-11-44-13
vadim.feldzer@dassault-aviation.com

Marie-Alexandrine Fouillard Tel. +33-1-47-11-64-23
marie-alexandrine.fouillard@dassault-aviation.com

Dassault Falcon Jet (Teterboro Airport, USA)
Andrew Ponzoni Tel. +1-201-541-45-88  
andrew.ponzoni@falconjet.com

Grant Kielczewski Tel. +1-201-541-46-79
grant.kielczewski@falconjet.com

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