Dassault Aviation was voted the top business jet OEM for product support for the third consecutive year, bettering its own AIN scores from 2020.
Its industry leading “overall average” score was 8.7 (the highest for any company in the history of the survey), up from 8.3 in 2020.
Dassault took top scores in parts availability, parts cost, AOG response, warranty fulfillment, technical manuals, and technical representatives.
The company also earned a 9.2 mark for overall aircraft reliability.
Dassault Aviation was ranked a close second in the product support survey conducted by Professional Pilot magazine, where it placed first in speed of AOG service.
In recent years, there has been a growing need for expanded facilities and capabilities, and Dassault has responded by doubling its capacity through quality acquisitions and internal investments.
Through these actions, the company positioned itself well for the 2021 rebound in fleet activity and a concurrent growth trend for MRO visits.
Dassault continues to emphasize customer outreach through multiple avenues, including its well-received M&O seminars.
When these factory-customer interactions were impossible due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the company pivoted to a highly regarded webinar series that gained a wide viewership among operators.
“It’s hard to imagine a more challenging year for supporting our operators, but we have been resourceful and committed,” said Jean Kayanakis, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network.
“Although it’s more easily said than done, it is nevertheless true that our people displayed the truth of our motto ‘Whatever it takes.’ I am deeply humbled by their efforts and inspired by their spirit.
“In many cases, they traveled around the world, enduring long quarantines and other challenges, to support our customers.”