SAINT-CLOUD, France, September 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Dassault Falcon launched Dassault Falcon Aircraft Services - China, a dedicated program with Shanghai Hawker Pacific at Shanghai's Hongqiao International Airport. "Falcon customers will experience a further increase in the level of Falcon maintenance experience in China," said Kathy Liu, Director, Asia Region Customer Service. "Dassault will bring its in depth Falcon know-how and experience, rapidly expanding the capabilities of Shanghai Hawker Pacific as dozens of new Falcons enter the Chinese market."
The program is staffed by a team of Dassault technicians with an average experience of 10 years on Falcon business jets and specifically trained for Falcon 2000EX EASy, Falcon 900EX as well as Falcon 7X models. The team brings extensive, hands-on Falcon maintenance experience to Shanghai Hawker Pacific's world-class facilities for support of local and transient Falcon aircraft. They will also provide an opportunity to transfer significant knowledge and maintenance experience to Chinese maintenance engineers in this developing market.
The Shanghai Hawker Pacific complex features a 4,000 sq meter facility for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), in addition to its fix based operations (FBO) capabilities. It was the first third-party MRO facility in mainland China and is a joint partnership with Shanghai Airports Authority.
In March 2012, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted a Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) certificate for the facility as well as a Part 145 approval for the Falcon 7X. Approvals for the Falcon 900LX and the Falcon 2000LX models are expected shortly. In addition to this facility in Shanghai, Falcon customers can find repair facilities at Hawker Pacific in Singapore, Sydney, Australia as well as Jet Aviation in Hong Kong.
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 81 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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