Falcon Aviation promotes business aviation services at first Kuwait Aviation Show
Falcon Aviation is participating in the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show this week. The company is displaying an Embraer Legacy 600 and Leonardo AW169 helicopter in executive layout in the static display.
Falcon Aviation is expanding its Oil and Gas operations with the Leonardo AW169 platform into Kuwait from the start of the year having successfully pioneered operations with the aircraft from Abu Dhabi, as Middle East launch customer in early 2016.
Falcon Aviation will also be extending its VIP helicopter operations with the AW109/AW169. The company is expanding its VIP helicopter charter and MRO support business in Kuwait and the GCC region.
“We are pleased that the organisers of this new show in Kuwait are placing a good emphasis on the business aviation sector. “
Captain Raman Oberoi, COO at Falcon Aviation, said: “We are pleased that the organisers of this new show in Kuwait are placing a good emphasis on the business aviation sector. Kuwait has traditionally been a strong charter market for us and we are proud to be expanding our activities here, adding personnel, including pilots and engineers to support our newly won contract with the Kuwait Oil Company.”
Falcon Aviation has recently opened a wheel shop at Al Bateen Executive Airport at its Abu Dhabi HQ. The newly GCAA certified shop will support business aviation operators and regional airlines, from single engine turboprops such as the Pilatus PC-12 up to Airbus A320/Boeing 757 narrow-bodied airliners.
Nicolas Tejera, director of maintenance at Falcon Aviation, added: “Wheels are high rotation parts, and safety critical. We are responding to the needs of aircraft maintainers and operators throughout the region with our new wheel shop, recognising the need for fast turnaround times on wheel changes, repairs, through to full overhaul.
“Our new workshop will help customers to operate more efficiently with significantly reduced down times, versus sending parts abroad for replacements. We will be working with a variety of OEMs to support a wide number of types.”
Captain Oberoi concluded: “Our expansion into Kuwait is significant as we ramp up plans to bring appropriate infrastructure for aviation technical support to the GCC region and beyond.”