DAS extends its U.S. reach

 - May 1, 2009, 4:42 AM

More than doubling its service space to 110,000 sq ft, Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) Little Rock recently completed an expansion project at its Adams Field facility. DAS-Little Rock can now service up to 15 Falcons simultaneously with more than 100 Dassault Falcon-trained maintenance technicians on-site. The MRO offers line maintenance up through heavy C checks on all Falcons and has an AOG go team to provide mobile response directly to an aircraft location anywhere in U.S. with the parts and tools necessary to get a Falcon flying with minimal delay.

The $10 million project broke ground in the third quarter of 2007 and was completed at the end of December last year. In addition to the new hangar, the project also increased back shop capacity. The back shops handle light refurbishments of aircraft interiors and structures, a task that was previously handled by the completion center. A new 65,000-sq-ft paint hangar to serve both aircraft completions and modifications was opened last September.

The company also opened a new Falcon MRO on Reno Tahoe International Airport. The facility offers comprehensive avionics, engine and aircraft support services and an AOG go team supporting the Falcon 50, Falcon 2000, Falcon 900 and Falcon 7X. The nearly 40,000-sq-ft facility will eventually have more than 40 employees.