Deer Jet wins maintenance contract for Dassault’s Falcon 7X
Deer Jet in Beijing signed an agreement with Dassault to provide line maintenance and unscheduled maintenance for Falcon 7X business jets.
Located at Beijing Capital Airport, Deer Jet is one of the world’s largest business jet operators, with a number of Falcon 7X aircraft in its managed aircraft fleet.
“Deer Jet has both the tooling and training to provide support to the ever growing volume of Falcon traffic that is coming through Beijing,” said Kathy Liu, director of customer service, Asia for Dassault. “Furthermore, their experience as a Falcon 7X operator gives them hands-on know-how that will greatly benefit customers who call upon the company for assistance in its new role.”
The new agreement allows Deer Jet to perform light line maintenance (up to 2A and 2A+ inspections) and unscheduled maintenance for Chinese-registered (recongised by the B- tail number prefix) Falcon 7X from its Beijing facility. Deer Jet has also applied for EASA and FAA full repair station approvals – for European and US-registered aircraft – which are expected to be granted within a year.
Deer Jet employs three technicians dedicated to supporting Falcon customers. The company also has access to more than $5 million in spare parts at Dassault’s nearby Beijing spares facility.
China is Dassault’s second largest market, after the US, for the 7X. The aircraft manufacturer has 35 Falcon 7X jets – out of its global fleet of 2007 – based in China.
Last year, the Falcon 7X completed trials at China’s Daocheng Yading, which will allow it to operate out of the world’s highest commercial airport.
Appearing at ABACE 2015 in Shanghai this week, Dassault is exhibiting a Falcon 7X and a Falcon 2000S on static display.
“Although new sales activity in China was down in 2014, deliveries for Falcons remained very strong, with eight aircraft entering service,” said Oliver Villa, Dassault’a senior vice president, civil aircraft. “We are also encouraged by strong Chinese interest in the new Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS shortfield models, certified in early 2013, which demonstrates the increased maturity of the Chinese market.”