Falcon Aviation is exhibiting at the new Saudi International Airshow from March 12-14 to highlight its helicopter and business jet VIP air charter services, including its new MRO and FBO capabilities.
Falcon Aviation will open a new MRO for business jets at DWC Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South, complementing its established MRO and headquaters at Al Bateen Executive Airport, in Abu Dhabi.
Talking about the airshow, Captain Raman Oberoi, chief operating officer for Falcon Aviation, said: “We are very pleased to participate and showcase our various capabilities. We are especially looking forward to meeting prospective customers, and building strong partnerships.”
The region is ideal for helicopter activity, Raman suggested. Its helicopter touring operation in the UAE has grown substantially. Likewise, Falcon Aviation’s helicopter filming activity out of the UAE has grown, and in Saudi Arabia (KSA) it is a regular visitor with its fleet of VIP and VVIP charter helicopters and business jets.
Early in 2019, Falcon Aviation won approval from Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to provide MRO services on Saudi registered business jets.
Nicolas Tejera, director of maintenance for Falcon Aviation, said: “We have been approached by a number of Saudi business jet operators and have started taking bookings for base maintenance at our MRO facilities in UAE, We also offer line maintenance support, parking, hangarage for business jets at our Abu Dhabi and Dubai DWC bases.”
The newly built MRO hangar, which is over 24,000-square metres, includes workshops, wash bay and landside office space with an additional 13,000 square metres of apron. The new facility complements Falcon Aviation’s VIP FBO at Dubai South and heliport.
Falcon Aviation has commenced a new offshore and onshore operation in Kuwait with three new Leonardo AW169 helicopters dedicated to the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). Falcon built the new 2,000-square metre hangar at the 160,000 square metre heliport located in the oil company’s premises last year to support the operation.
Falcon Aviation’s managing director leads Falcon Aviation, attending the Saudi International Airshow, which includes senior management from Falcon’s Engineering, FBO and sales divisions.