Falcon Aviation gains GCAA approval for line maintenance at Al Maktoum
Falcon Aviation has recieved approvals from the GCAA to perform third party line maintenance at its new Dubai South facility. The facility is co-located along with its FBO facility in the VIP terminal.
The company has approval to maintain Gulfstream G450/G550; Embraer 135/145 regional jets and Embraer 190/Lineage 1000s.
Falcon Aviation is also GCAA approved to provide maintenance support for the Pilatus PC-12, complementing the support it provides to the region’s first PC-12 commercial operator, GI Aviation at Al Bateen.
Falcon Aviation’s line maintenance approval at Dubai South also extends to Airbus Helicopters, including the EC130, Bell 412, Leonardo AW189, AW169 and AW109. Falcon Aviation’s also offering operations from the new adjacent Heliport, which formally opened last month under Falcon Aviation’s AOC.
“We are very pleased to be expanding our expertise at our new Dubai South Base. Accordingly, we have merged our extensive AOG teams at Al Bateen with Dubai South (DWC) and have recruited and trained up more aircraft engineers so they can multi-task at either of these bases.”
Nicolas Tejera, director of maintenance at falcon Aviation said: “We are very pleased to be expanding our expertise at our new Dubai South Base. Accordingly, we have merged our extensive AOG teams at Al Bateen with Dubai South (DWC) and have recruited and trained up more aircraft engineers so they can multi-task at either of these bases. This means we can offer our clients the flexibility they need with line support, coupled with a strong availability of inventory and spare parts.”
Ronnie McCrae, service centre manager added: “We are offering customers easy access to reposition between Abu Dhabi and Dubai South. There are increasing constraints regarding hangar space in Dubai so our offering will be welcomed by the numerous companies we support.”
Falcon Aviation is progressing with plans to open an MRO hangar facility at Dubai South and is on course to open at the end of 2018.
“This is all part of our long-term plan to offer a full one-stop-shop offering in the region. Line maintenance and AOG support is a crucial part of that,” added Nicolas Tejera. “We are very excited by this challenge and are looking forward to creating a solid proposition for full service support for business aviation operators and owners in the region.”