Dassault Falcon to open authorized service center in Moscow in 2013

Dassault Falcon and Avia Group
Dassault Falcon and Avia Group

MOSCOW, 11 Oct. 2012. Dassault Falcon and Avia Group will jointly establish an Authorized Service Center (ASC) at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in 2013.

The ASC would expand Dassault Falcon’s maintenance footprint in Moscow, a major hub for Russian-based and transient executive aircraft, as well as solidify the company’s presence at the city's largest airport, which is projected to experience rapid growth.

Falcon jets in Moscow are currently serviced by Dassault Falcon's Satellite Service Center at Vnukovo Airport, which handles most of the city's business jet traffic, has been in operation for seven years, and will soon move into a new facility at the Vnukovo-3 executive aviation terminal.

The 3 million Euro (U.S. $4 million) Sheremetyevo facility, expected to open in 2013, will serve Falcon 7X and Falcon 900 EASy Series aircraft and be capable of line maintenance services up to A check, as well as troubleshooting and AOG services. Falcon 2000 EASy Series (EX/DX/LX) models are expected to be incorporated in 2014; ultimately, the installation would offer a full line of maintenance services up to C check.

The ASC would be: located near the Avia Group's new Terminal A passenger facility, opened earlier this year, employ more than 12 engineers and technicians, and be capable of handling several aircraft at a time.

"Avia Group is investing heavily to become a premium bizjet maintenance provider" says Jacques Chauvet, senior vice president, Worldwide Customer Service for Dassault Falcon. "Our company is providing technical and training assistance to help them reach this objective next year."

Dassault Falcon plans to broaden and deepen its presence in the fast-growing Russian market. More than 50 Falcon business jets are currently in operation in Russia.

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