Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has certified ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East to carry out maintenance on Dassault Falcon 900B aircraft. ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East, which is in Dubai, is already certified by GACA to do line and heavy maintenance on aircraft manufactured by other OEMs, such as Bombardier, Embraer and Hawker. This is the first time GACA has certified it to maintain a Falcon aircraft type. The approval means the company is permitted to carry out maintenance checks up to and including 12 Months or 800 Flight Hours Inspections for Falcon 900B aircraft on Saudi Arabia’s aircraft registry.
ExecuJet sought GACA certification in response to a customer request, said Nick Weber, regional vice president Middle East at ExecuJet MRO Services. “We expect to expand the approval to cover ‘C-checks’ and to add approvals for other Falcon aircraft types as they come onto the Saudi registry,” he said.
As a Dassault-owned facility, ExecuJet can carry out work covered under the manufacturer’s warranty coverage and programs, including the popular FalconCare comprehensive maintenance service. “More and more Falcon customers prefer to send their aircraft to a Dassault-owned maintenance, repair and overhaul organisation due to the guaranteed levels of expertise,” Weber said.
ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East has invested significantly in Dassault tooling to support the Falcon range and sent maintenance personnel to Dassault Aviation in Bordeaux for practical training.