Dassault Falcon Authorized Service Center to Open in Moscow in 2013
MOSCOW, September 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Dassault Falcon and Avia Group are working together on an agreement to establish an
Authorized Service Center (ASC) at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in 2013.
The ASC would enable Dassault Falcon to significantly expand its maintenance footprint
in Moscow, a major hub for Russian-based and transient executive aircraft. It would also
provide a solid presence at the city’s largest airport, which is projected to experience
rapid growth in the coming years.
Falcon jets in Moscow are currently serviced by Dassault Falcon’s Satellite Service
Center at Vnukovo Airport, which handles most of the city’s business jet traffic. This
satellite service station has been in operation for seven years and will shortly move into
a new facility at the Vnukovo-3 executive aviation terminal.
Initially, the 3 million Euro (U.S. $4 million) Sheremetyevo facility, projected to
open in 2013, would serve Falcon 7X and Falcon 900 EASy Series aircraft. It would be
capable of line maintenance services up to A check, along with troubleshooting and AOG
services. In 2014, Falcon 2000 EASy Series (EX/DX/LX) models are expected to be
incorporated. Ultimately, the installation would offer a full line of maintenance services
up to C check.
The ASC would be located near the Avia Group’s new Terminal A passenger facility,
opened earlier this year. It would employ more than 12 engineers and technicians and would
be capable of handling several aircraft at a time. Initial training is already under way.
“Avia Group is investing heavily to become a premium bizjet maintenance provider” said
Jacques Chauvet, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Customer Service for Dassault Falcon.
“Our company is providing technical and training assistance to help them reach this
objective next year.”
The proposed agreement with Avia Group is part of a strong push by Dassault Falcon to
broaden and deepen its presence in the fast-growing Russian market. More than 50 Falcon
business jets are currently in operation in Russia, representing a significant share of
the large cabin market segment.
About Dassault Falcon
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets
throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a
presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the
Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has
assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities
on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of
the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,100 Falcon jets have been delivered to 81 countries
worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-the
Falcon 900LX and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine Falcon 2000LX and the new 2000S.
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