Dassault Falcon opens Reno Service Center
May 11, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland – Last month, Dassault Falcon opened a new Dassault Aircraft Services facility at the Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO).
May 11, 2009 By Carey Fredericks
May 11, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland – Last month, Dassault Falcon opened a new Dassault Aircraft Services facility at the Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO). The new facility is a full service Falcon Maintenance Repair and Overhaul location and offers comprehensive avionics, engine and aircraft support services, including an AOG ‘Go Team.’ When necessary, the ‘Go Team’ will provide rapid mobile response directly to the location of an aircraft anywhere in United States, with the technicians, parts and tools necessary to get a Falcon flying with minimal delay.
Early April, Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS)– Reno received certification from the FAA to perform maintenance on the Falcon 50, Falcon 2000, Falcon 900 and Falcon 7X family of aircraft. The nearly 40,000 square foot facility will eventually be staffed by over 40 highly skilled Dassault Falcon personnel.
DAS – Reno is fully capable of performing troubleshooting, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and inspections up to and including the “B” level. Capabilities will eventually mature to include “C” inspections, according to Bob Candler, General Manager of DAS-Reno. The new facility also includes an investment of nearly $1.3 million in tooling and ground support equipment.
“The addition of DAS – Reno to our service center infrastructure is a reflection of our longterm vision to provide the most comprehensive support network of any business jet manufacturer,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet. “The increase in service center capacity will result in more flexibility and reduced downtime for Falcon operators,” he added.
Service Center Capacity Increase Dassault’s Factory Owned Service Center capacity has increased dramatically over the past two years. In August 2008, plans were revealed for a new service center at Sorocaba Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil which will open shortly. Last January, Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) completed a one year expansion project that added 50,000 square feet to its complex in Le Bourget, France.
In addition to the five Factory Owned Service Centers, Falcon operators are supported by 26 Authorized Service Centers, 13 spare parts distribution centers and a Technical Center with locations in three time zones to provide 24/7 support to operators around the world.