Dassault Falcon Supports the World Cup in South AfricaBy Dassault Falcon, PRNE
Monday, June 7, 2010
Dassault Falcon Team to Provide on-site Support During the 2010 World Cup
SAINT-CLOUD, France, June 8, 2010 - Dassault Falcon is providing on-site support to Falcon operators during
the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which runs from June 11-July 11, 2010.
Dassault Falcon has a strong and growing fleet of aircraft in South Africa
and also has aircraft positioned in neighbouring countries. The company
anticipates increased demand for support as operators ferry football fans and
officials in and out of the country.
The Falcon support team will be led by Customer Service
Manager, Jean-Pierre Agnelot, who will be based at South Africa's Lanseria
Airport in Johannesburg for the month-long tournament. He will be supported
by two Authorized Service Centers and Spare Parts Distribution Center.
Jacques Chauvet, Senior VP, Worldwide Customer Service for
Dassault Falcon, comments: "Jean-Pierre will be based at Lanseria Airport but
will be able to provide any necessary troubleshooting assistance anywhere in
the region. Our two local Authorized Service Centers - Execujet South Africa
and Bhakari Aviation Services - both located at Lanseria Airport, are also
preparing to dispatch support from their facilities during the World Cup."
The Johannesburg/Lanseria Spare Parts Distribution Center
ensures the ability to dispatch parts as needed and thus minimize any delays
in return to service. "We have significantly expanded our inventory at the
facility with US $ 1million worth of parts to support Falcon activity," adds
Jean Kayanakis, VP, Worldwide Spares, Dassault Falcon.
Dassault Falcon is anticipating an intense period of aircraft
movements during the tournament, as Falcons transit into the region during
the world's biggest sporting event. "From the information we have, we know
that Falcon operators are planning to travel to South Africa for the World
Cup," says Guillaume Landrivon, Director, Customer Relations and Field
Service at Dassault Aviation. "Most of these operators have used our
dedicated program - 'Let Us Know Before You Go' (accessible through our
Falcon Customer Portal) which advises us on aircraft movements and helps us
anticipate and ensure the provision of any mission-critical support that may
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 5
continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as a
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, 2000 Falcon
jets have been delivered to more than 67 countries worldwide.
The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes three
tri-jets-the Falcon 900EX, 900LX, and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine
2000DX and 2000LX.
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Press Contacts: Dassault Aviation (France), Vadim Feldzer, Tel. +33-1-47-11-44-13; Marie-Alexandrine Munoz, Tel. +33-1-47-11-64 23; Dassault Falcon (USA),
Ralph Aceti, Tel. +1-201-541-45-85; Andrew Ponzoni Tel. +1-201-541-4588
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