Hawker Pacific picked as Falcon service centre
LANGKAWI: French business jet manufacturer Dassault Aviation yesterday announced that Hawker Pacific in Subang had been chosen as Falcon business jets’ authorised service centre (ASC).
Malaysia was Dassault Falcon’s largest market in Southeast Asia and the decision was proof of Malaysia’s growing status in the region as a centre for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, the company said.
The facility in Malaysia has been approved to be used as an ASC for Falcon 8X, Falcon 7X, Falcon 2000 EX Easy and Falcon 900 EX Easy series aircraft.
Dassault Aviation senior vice-president (worldwide customer service) Jacques Chauvet said it was important to strengthen its global ASC to provide support for its customers.
“Strengthening our global ASC network is vital to Dassault Aviation’s commitment to provide top-notch local support for all Falcon customers, as evidenced by recent surveys that place the quality of Dassault support services at the top of the industry.
“We are confident that Hawker Pacific’s excellent service record and exemplary safety standards will maximise customer satisfaction for Southeast Asian operators,” he said.
Maintenance approvals for the hub are expected by mid-year.
In addition to maintenance services, the facility can handle repair and overhaul, retrofits, modifications and upgrades, as well as accommodate Aircraft-OnGround support all day, including a “Go team” complete with appropriate tooling and equipment.
The centre will be used as an ASC for Falcon 8X, Falcon 7X, Falcon 2000 EX Easy and Falcon 900 EX Easy series aircraftt.