SAINT-CLOUD, France, January 26, 2012 — (PRNewswire) —
Dassault Falcon's newest Satellite Service Station recently opened, one month ahead of schedule, at West Palm Beach Airport (KPBI) in Florida. DAS - West Palm Beach is authorized by the FAA to perform "A" inspections up to the "4A+" inspection on the Falcon 50, Falcon 2000 and Falcon 900 family of aircraft as well as the Falcon 7X. EASA approval is expected within the next 30 days. Operators can contact our DAS - Wilmington facility to schedule their aircraft for maintenance.
"This facility allows us to offer expanded service for all operators but will be especially appreciated by operators in the Eastern United States and Central and South America," said Bob Sundin, Senior Vice President of Dassault Aircraft Services. "Dassault Falcon has been aggressively expanding our 'footprint of service' and this is a critical piece to our strategy."
In addition to the service station, a Falcon AOG 'GoTeam' is also located at the facility. A 'GoTeam' provides rapid mobile response directly to an aircraft location with the parts, tooling and personnel necessary to get an operator's Falcon flying with minimal delay. AOG response time will now be reduced as the 'Go Team' will be able to respond within the region in a couple of hours.
The facility in West Palm is part of a global support system which includes similar stations in St. Louis, Missouri; Luton-London, U.K., Rome, Italy, Moscow, Russia and Nice, France. The West Palm Beach facility has about $500,000 in tooling, equipment and Falcon spares in addition to a hangar, shop and offices for employees and customers.
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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