A Dassault Falcon 2000LXS has undergone a C check at ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia. The company celebrated the project as the country’s first C inspection on a Falcon 2000. Click on the video above to see a timelapse of the project.
The Falcon 2000 is a super mid-size business jet favoured by many operators in the Asia Pacific region. It is the most popular Falcon type in the region with more than 40 aircraft in operation. There are more than 100 Falcons of all types in Asia Pacific.
ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia is based at Subang Airport and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation in early 2019. The company provides line and heavy maintenance for many different aircraft types from business jet manufacturers including Bombardier and Gulfstream.
A Falcon C inspection is a major maintenance check involving extensive inspections of aircraft structures and systems. It is similar in scope to major inspections ExecuJet MRO Services performs on Bombardier and Gulfstream products.
“Operators of Dassault Falcon aircraft throughout the Asia Pacific region have now been entrusting us to maintain their aircraft, being part of the Dassault MRO Network,” said Ivan Lim, ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia’s regional vice president for Asia.
“Previously, some of these heavier maintenance inspections tended to be done in North America or Europe, but we are seeing a trend where operators are looking for an in-region solution, more so during this time where border restrictions across different countries could pose serious challenges in the positioning of aircraft,” Lim continued. “We are pleased to be able to provide that solution, and increasingly have this high-value maintenance work coming to us in Malaysia.”
Lim says the business aviation sector in Asia Pacific continues to grow, helping to create high-value jobs and opportunities for Malaysians, which in turn helps to cushion the adverse impact felt through the commercial aviation sector due to the fallout from COVID-19.
ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia is certified and fully equipped to work on all in-production models of Dassault Falcon aircraft. The facility has completed heavy checks on all in-production types of Dassault Falcon aircraft. It also recently completed a 36-month inspection with an ADS-B OUT modification on a Falcon 900EX and has another Falcon 2000 C inspection scheduled.