Falcon Aviation has been awarded new accreditation to handle business jet and regional aircraft MRO at its UAE locations by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
The latest GACA accreditation strengthens Falcon Aviation’s market reach, adding to existing current approvals from the GCAA, EASA, Aruba, San Marino, and the Cayman Islands.
Nicolas Tejera, director of engineering at Falcon Aviation, said: “This is a significant endorsement for Falcon Aviation to be recognised by GACA and we look forward to delivering the same high level of service and support to customers of Saudi-registered aircraft that we provide to our UAE and international customers. We are looking forward to welcoming Saudi operators and private owners here in the UAE.”
Mr Tejera and colleagues are participating at the Aviation Week MRO Middle East Show at Dubai’s World Trade Centre at this week (10th to 12 February) at stand 1141.
The endorsement comes as Falcon Aviation is about to complete on a new MRO facility for business jets at Dubai South, DWC Al Maktoum International Airport, complementing its established MRO and HQ at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi. Falcon’s Al Bateen facility is duly being expanded to become a leading centre for third party regional aircraft MRO, supporting Bombardier Q400 aircraft and eventually, other types.
Ronnie McCrae, service centre manager at Falcon Aviation, said: “In addition to full C checks we can offer customers line support, parking and hangarage during their scheduled visits to Abu Dhabi and Dubai DWC. We look forward to booking in our first Saudi customers in the first quarter of the year.”
Preparing for a late first quarter opening of its Dubai South, DWC MRO facility, Falcon Aviation has expanded its workforce to run the new facility.
Captain Raman Oberoi, chief operating officer at Falcon Aviation, said: “Our new business aviation MRO at DWC, which includes workshops, wash bay, landside office space, 13,000 square metres of apron, and plenty of parking space, complements our VIP FBO at Dubai South and heliport (run and managed by Falcon under our AOC). It is part of our goal to create a one-stop shop for business aviation in the Middle East region.”
Falcon Aviation will also be widening its aircraft interior management solutions at its DWC facility right through to full cabin refurbishment and aircraft seating upgrades.