Dassault Falcon in Shanghai
Dassault Falcon will set up a new operation in Shanghai to help support its growing Chinese fleet. The new entity, to be known as Dassault Falcon Aircraft Services – China, will be established by the end of the second quarter of 2012 in partnership with Shanghai Hawker Pacific and will be located within the Shanghai Hawker Pacific complex.
Dassault Falcon Aircraft Services – China support the Falcon fleet that is expected to triple by the end of 2012. Line maintenance, AOG support, troubleshooting and component replacement will be among the services offered.
Dassault Falcon Aircraft Services – China will support local and visiting Falcon aircraft from the Shanghai Hawker Pacific facilities
“This facility in Shanghai is an essential part of our strategy to support our growing market share in China,” said John Rosanvallon, president and chief executive officer of Dassault Falcon. “Our customers will appreciate the instant increase in the level of Falcon maintenance experience that this program will offer, as well as the dedication that only Dassault as the aircraft manufacturer can provide.”
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently granted a Part 145 repair certificate for the facility as well as a Part 145 approval for the Falcon 7X. Approvals for the Falcon 900LX and Falcon 2000LX models are expected within six months.
“Dassault Falcon and Shanghai Hawker Pacific have a shared vision of providing the best customer service experience in China,” said John Riggir, vice president-Asia for Hawker Pacific. “We have the facilities, dedication and infrastructure to meet our customers’ needs today and into the future. The Dassault team will bring a more advanced business aircraft MRO experience to complement and rapidly grow the capabilities of Shanghai Hawker Pacific as China absorbs this fleet of new Falcons.”
In addition to this new facility in Shanghai, Falcon customers can access repair facilities operated by Hawker Pacific in Singapore and Sydney, Australia and Jet Aviation in Hong Kong.
Photograph (left to right): Frank Youngkin, senior vice president of Customer Service for Dassault Falcon; Carey Matthews, general manager, Shanghai Hawker Pacific; George Lu, deputy general manager, Shanghai Hawker Pacific.