ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia a Centre of Excellence for Falcon Maintenance in Asia
KUALA LUMPUR – ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia is now certified to work on all in-production models of Dassault Falcon aircraft, making it the leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organisation in Asia for Dassault Aviation civil aircraft.
Leading aviation authorities have certified ExecuJet’s Malaysian facility to work on Dassault Falcon aircraft, including: The US FAA, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority, Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia.
“We would like to thank Dassault Aviation and the civil aviation regulators from the US, Europe, Malaysia and other countries around the world for helping us to achieve this significant milestone,” said ExecuJet Regional VP Asia, Ivan Lim.
Thanks to the comprehensive approvals from regulators around the world, ExecuJet has now completed significant maintenance checks on all current production models of Dassault Aviation civil aircraft, namely the Falcon 900, Falcon 2000, Falcon 7X and Falcon 8X.
Some notable examples include completion of a 24-month maintenance check on a Philippine-registered Falcon 900EX with ADSB-Out upgrade and a few 24-month/1600 flight hours inspection on Falcon 2000 series aircraft.
ExecuJet MRO Services, which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation in early 2019, is a global network of MRO facilities.
The Malaysian facility has factory trained maintenance engineers and can readily assist Falcon customers with Dassault warranty tasks as well as full FalconCare coverage work. Being a Dassault-owned facility has many advantages and access to Dassault’s technical resources is a key differentiator.
“Many Falcon customers prefer to send their aircraft to a Dassault owned facility for peace of mind, knowing that their aircraft will be taken care of to the highest standards” says Lim.
“Falcon aircraft accounted for less than 10% of ExecuJet’s Malaysian business in 2019 being an inception year, but by the end of 2020 Falcon aircraft will account for 15-20% and next year we anticipate Falcon aircraft will account for at least a third,” continues Lim. Falcon aircraft maintenance events increased by a staggering 169% over the last year. ExecuJet Malaysia is also an approved service centre for Bombardier and Gulfstream business jets and continues to see year-on-year growth from both product lines as well.
ExecuJet’s hangar, workshops and office occupies 64,000 square feet of land at Subang Airport but, as a temporary measure so it can cater to the increased flow of maintenance work, it has expanded into a second hangar that is 32,000 square feet and is adjacent to its main facility.
Due to its growing business, the company plans to move into a new, purpose-built facility at another section of the airport that will be dedicated to business aviation. The new facility will be 100,000-150,000 square feet and have a hangar large enough to fit 10 to 15 large cabin, long-range business jets simultaneously.
“The new facility will help serve the increasing number of Falcon aircraft in Asia, amongst others,” says Lim.