Dassault Aircraft Services – Little Rock Completes Expansion Project
Feb. 18, 2009, Little Rock, Ark. – Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) – Little Rock has recently completed an expansion project that doubled the service space to 110,000 square feet at its Adams Field (LIT) facility.
February 18, 2009 By Drew McCarthy
Feb. 18, 2009, Little Rock, Ark. – Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) – Little Rock has recently completed an expansion project that doubled the service space to 110,000 square
feet at its Adams Field (LIT) facility. DAS-Little Rock can now service up to 15 Falcons
simultaneously with over 100 experienced Dassault Falcon trained maintenance technicians on-site.
“Now more than ever our customers’ airplanes need to be ready to go at a moment’s
notice. Being prepared to service any Falcon under any situation is paramount,” said
Jack Young, President of Dassault Aircraft Services. “Even in these difficult times, our
factory owned service center network continues to grow so we can help our operators
stay competitive in their marketplace.”
DAS-Little Rock is a full Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facility offering line maintenance up through heavy ‘C’ checks on all Falcon models. It also includes an AOG
‘Go Team’ to provide mobile response directly to an aircraft location anywhere in United States with the parts and tools necessary to get a Falcon flying with minimal delay.
The $10 million project broke ground in the third quarter of 2007 and was completed at
the end of December 2008. In addition to the new hangar, ‘back shop’ capacity also
increased. The back shops handle light refurbishments of aircraft interiors and structures,
a task that was previously handled by the Completion Center. A new 65,000 square foot
paint hangar to serve both aircraft completions and modifications was opened in September of 2008.
Factory Owned Service Center capacity has increased dramatically over the past si
months and will continue to grow. In August 2008, plans were revealed for a new servic
center at Sorocaba Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil and plans were revealed for a new service
center in Reno, Nevada the following month. Dassault Aircraft Services – Le Bourget
recently completed a 50,000 square foot expansion.
The Dassault Falcon service network consists of 28 worldwide maintenance centers
including three company owned facilities in Little Rock, Arkansas; Wilmington,
Delaware and Le Bourget (Paris), France with two more under construction in Reno,
Nevada and Sao Paulo, Brazil. In addition, Dassault distributes Falcon spare parts from
nine distribution centers strategically placed around the world.
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the
world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70
countries across 5 continents. Dassault Aviation produces the renowned Mirage and Rafale
fighter jets as well as a complete line of Falcon business jets.
The company has assembly and
production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on both continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over
1950 Falcon jets have been delivered to more than 65 countries worldwide.
The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets—the Falcon 900DX,
900EX, 900LX and the7X—as well as the twin-engine Falcon 2000DX and 2000LX.