Dassault Falcon to Establish Authorized Service Center in Shanghai, ChinaBy Dassault Falcon, PRNE
Monday, October 18, 2010
Falcon "Go Team" In Place to Handle Growing Falcon Fleet
ATLANTA, October 19, 2010 - Dassault Falcon recently signed an agreement adding Shanghai
Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Center to the Falcon Authorized
Service Center Network (ASC). The new service center, at the Hongqiao
International Airport (ZSSS), is scheduled to come fully online within six
months. A Falcon GoTeam, however, is already positioned on-site and ready to
provide support for Falcon operators in the region.
The new Shanghai service center is expected to receive its
Part 145 Repair Station Certification from both the US and Chinese
airworthiness authorities by April of 2011, and will be capable of servicing
Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X aircraft. The facility will be designated a Line
Service Center with line maintenance and A/A+ inspections. The capabilities
will be expanded to a Major Service Center to include C-check for these
Falcon models as the fleet matures.
"Our partnership with Shanghai Hawker Pacific is part of our
continual effort to increase our footprint of service in this region for
Falcon operators," said Jacques Chauvet, Senior Vice President of Worldwide
Customer Service for Dassault Falcon. "The benefit will be felt by local and
transient operators, alike as the use of business aviation in this dynamic
region continues to grow." A Beijing ASC is expected to be announced by the
end of the year to accommodate a growing regionally based Falcon fleet as
well as increased transient traffic.
"The Shanghai Hawker Pacific facility has an infrastructure
capable of sustainable growth which gives Dassault an advantage as we plan to
increase our support capabilities in this region in step with fleet growth,"
said Dean Anderson, Director of Dassault's Authorized Service Center Network
in the Western Hemisphere.
Over $2 million (U.S.) in spares, tooling and equipment will
be placed at the facility by the end of this year. Upon opening, there will
be eight people dedicated to serving Falcon operators, including a director
of maintenance, a quality assurance manager as well as staff dedicated to
parts and planning.
GoTeam support is provided by a dedicated 7X technician from
Hawker Pacific, Dassault's authorized service center in Singapore. It can be
dispatched on very short notice to an aircraft in an AOG situation and is
fully capable of returning an aircraft to service via sign-off from Hawker
Pacific's Singapore Repair Station certificate.
The Shanghai facility has 40,000 square foot of hangar spaces
and an additional 18,000 square feet of workshop and office space. Another
200,000 square feet of land has been reserved for a second hangar in future
phases of expansion. The attached Business Aviation Center and FBO facility
consists of a further 32,000 square feet of space.
About the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service
Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Center is a
joint venture between Shanghai Airport Authority and one of Asia Pacific's
leading aircraft service companies, Hawker Pacific, which has over 30 years
of experience maintaining and handling aircraft. The world class facility
operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, and includes a full-service FBO as well as
aircraft charter and management 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 2,000 Falcon jets have been
delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in
production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900EX EASy, 900DX, 900LX, and the
7X-as well as the twin-engine 2000LX.
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. +1-201-541-45-88
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. +1-201-541-45-88
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