ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia now has accreditation to perform MRO on all in-production aircraft models within the Dassault Falcon range.
The facility has received the certification from the FAA and EASA, in addition to the civil aviation authorities of the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.
“We would like to thank Dassault Aviation and the civil aviation regulators from the USA, Europe, Malaysia and other countries around the world for helping us to achieve this significant milestone,” said Ivan Lim, regional vice president for Asia at ExecuJet MRO Services.
ExecuJet has now completed maintenance checks on all Dassault civil aircraft currently in production – the Falcon 900, Falcon 2000, Falcon 7X and Falcon 8X.
Notable completed projects include a 24-month maintenance check and ADSB-Out upgrade on a Philippine- registered Falcon 900EX, and several 24-month/1,600 flight hours inspections on Falcon 2000 series aircraft.
ExecuJet MRO Services has a global network of MRO facilities. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation in early 2019.
The Malaysian facility has factory-trained maintenance engineers and can assist customers with Dassault warranty tasks, as well as full FalconCare coverage work. The company said being a Dassault-owned facility has many advantages, including access to Dassault’s technical resources.
“Many Falcon customers prefer to send their aircraft to a Dassault-owned facility for peace of mind, knowing that their aircraft will be taken care of to the highest standards,” said Lim. “Falcon aircraft accounted for less than 10% of ExecuJet’s Malaysian business in 2019, being an inception year, but by the end of 2020 Falcon aircraft will account for 15-20% and next year we anticipate Falcon aircraft will account for at least a third.”
ExecuJet Malaysia is also an approved service centre for Bombardier and Gulfstream business jets and reported that it continues to see year-on-year growth from both product lines.
The facility’s hangar, workshops and office space occupies 64,000ft² (5,946m²) of land at Subang Airport. As a temporary measure to cater for increased flow of maintenance work, ExecuJet has expanded into a second hangar that is 32,000ft² (2,973m²), adjacent to its main facility.
Due to its growing business, the company plans to move into a new, purpose-built facility at another section of the airport, which will be dedicated to business aviation. The new facility will be 100,000-150,000ft² (9,290-13,935m²) and have a hangar large enough to fit 10-15 large-cabin, long-range business jets simultaneously.
“The new facility will help serve the increasing number of Falcon aircraft in Asia, amongst others,” said Lim.