Dassault Aviation has announced its acquisition of ExecuJet’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business at Subang Airport, reinforcing its support capability in Southeast Asia.
ExecuJet Malaysia is part of ExecuJet’s global MRO network, which Dassault agreed to purchase earlier this year. It includes operations in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, as well as the Asia Pacific region.
The deal follows February’s news that TAG Aviation was selling its European MRO capability to the French OEM; combined with the Luxaviation deal, it creates a major global Dassault customer support presence, with the exception of the Americas.
The 64,000sqft (5,945m2) Subang facility supports a variety of aircraft types and will add Falcon capability in the near future, complementing Dassault’s established regional support network.
Ahead of the 26-30 March Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), Dassault Aviation Asia Pacific President Jean-Michel Jacob, said: “Malaysia is our largest Southeast Asian market. It is expected to achieve further growth in the future and anticipating that growth, Dassault Aviation decided it was important to have a factory-owned service centre in the region.”
ExecuJet Malaysia is certified by the FAA, EASA and Malaysian CAA, among other authorities, with approval to work on Malaysian and foreign-registered aircraft. Under Dassault ownership, ExecuJet MRO Services will maintain its separate identity and continue serving all aircraft types.
Dassault Aviation Senior Vice President Worldwide Service Network, Geoff Chick, said: “Adding Falcon capabilities to ExecuJet’s portfolio will help ensure current and future Falcon customers, many of which have mixed fleets, will continue to receive world-class aftersales service.
“At the same time, non-Falcon customers will still have full access to ExecuJet facilities and enjoy support from the same team of people that served them well in the past.”