Dassault Aviation Appoints Jean Kayanakis as General Manager of Dassault Falcon ServiceBy Dassault Falcon, PRNE
Thursday, June 9, 2011
SAINT-CLOUD, France, June 10, 2011 -
Dassault Aviation announced today the promotion of Jean Kayanakis to
General Manager of Dassault Falcon Service, its largest company-owned
aircraft service operation. Kayanakis, previously Vice President, Falcon
Worldwide Spares, has over twenty years experience at Dassault, serving in a
variety of leadership roles.
Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) is the largest European based aircraft
service company offering tailored and comprehensive maintenance services to
Falcon operators as well as individuals and companies needing charter and/or
aircraft management. Based in Le Bourget, it also operates four satellites
(London, Nice, Moscow and Rome) and mobile rapid response GoTeams that cover
all parts of the hemisphere, 24/7.
"The unique expertise of DFS in offering a full range of services for
Falcon customers throughout and beyond Europe has been a key part of our
overall success in the market said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of
Dassault Falcon. "Jean has served in a variety of positions within Dassault
and has demonstrated extraordinary management skills" added Rosanvallon, "but
the deciding factor in his selection was his excellent reputation among
customers and his can-do attitude."
Under Kayanakis' leadership, the Dassault Falcon spares activity achieved
many significant milestones in terms of availability, speed of delivery and
value. He is largely credited with driving the expansion of the Falcon spare
parts network by adding inventories in over a dozen new locations around the
world which help to provide rapid resolution of AOG situations.
Kayanakis takes over Yves Gueyffier. "Yves has played an important role
in the expansion of DFS facilities," said Rosanvallon. "We wish him the best
in his future endeavors."
Kayanakis 47, graduated from the prestigious ENSICA aerospace engineering
school in France. He started his career at the Dassault design office more
than 20 years ago working on the Rafale fighter prototype. He has held a
variety of positions within the Dassault Aviation Customer Service department
and already at DFS for 10 years where he had various responsibilities in
logistics, purchasing, sales of parts and maintenance services.
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 67 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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