News — 14.05.24

Falcon operators in Southeast Asia are set to receive a greatly enhanced service, as Dassault Aviation has opened a major new maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility In Kuala Lumpur.

The Malaysian MRO will operate under the ExecuJet brand and its state-of-the-art factory service center will be able to support 10-15 aircraft at one time. Technicians at the 149,500-ft center can work across the entire fleet, including Dassault’s largest aircraft, the Falcon 6X, which recently entered service, and the larger 10X, which will reach the market in 2027.

The Kuala Lumpur center will serve as a hub of business aviation support for the entire Asia Pacific region, where business jets are being used more widely than ever before. The facility was custom-designed to support business aircraft and includes advanced features such as a built-in overhead crane for aircraft engine changes, as well as sustainable features such as energy-conserving LED lighting, solar electric panels, and rooftop rainwater collectors.

“Over the last half-decade, we have more than doubled our global support capacity and considerably modernized our MRO capability,” said Jean Kayanakis, SVP for worldwide customer service. “We now have more than 60 service locations and 15 parts distribution centers around the world, along with the GoTeams necessary to support aircraft in the field 24/7 wherever they may be. This is part of a strategy aimed at keeping us as close as possible to our customers and offering all the services needed to maximize the up-time and value of their Falcon fleets.”

In addition to Kuala Lumpur, Dassault is working on a new U.S. flagship MRO location in Melbourne, Florida to support Falcons operating in North and South America. Dassault is also relocating a facility in Sorocaba, near São Paulo, Brazil to the newly opened Catarina International Executive Airport, and last year, the company opened a new ExecuJet MRO center at DWC. This 165,250 sq ft facility will vastly improve service to customers in the Middle East.