Dassault opens new MRO facility in Kuala Lumpur


Dassault Aviation has further expanded into Southeast Asia with the opening of a new maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Operating under the brand of subsidiary ExecuJet, the factory service centre can support 10-15 aircraft at one time, including Dassault’s largest aircraft, the Falcon 6X. It will also be able to hold the larger 10X, which will reach the market in 2027. 

The 149,500 square foot centre will serve as a hub of business aviation support for the entire Asia-Pacific region. The facility was custom designed to support business aircraft and includes features like a built-in overhead crane for aircraft engine changes. It replaces a smaller facility originally built for aircraft undercover parking.

“Over the last half decade, we have more than doubled our global support capacity and considerably modernised our MRO capability,” said Jean Kayanakis, senior vice president for worldwide customer service. “We now have more than 60 service locations and 15 parts distribution centers around the world, along with the GoTeams necessary to support aircraft in the field 24/7 wherever they may be. This is part of a strategy aimed at keeping us as close as possible to our customers and offering all the services needed to maximize the up-time and value of their Falcon fleets.”

In addition to Kuala Lumpur, Dassault is building a new US flagship MRO location in Melbourne, Florida to support Falcons operating in North and South America. This centre will open in 2025. It is also adding capacity in the northeast U.S with another authorised service centre, Pro Star Aviation, located near Boston. 

In Brazil, it is relocating a facility in Sorocaba, near São Paulo, to the newly opened Catarina International Executive airport.  The firm is also opening a new authorised service centre in New Delhi, Indamer.






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