Dassault Falcon opens service center in Brazil

 - October 30, 2009, 8:40 AM

Dassault Falcon’s new factory-owned service center at Sorocaba Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, recently received repair station certification from Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Dassault Aircraft Services São Paulo is authorized to perform line maintenance and all multiples of A checks on Brazilian-registered Falcon 10/100s, 50/50EXs, 2000s and 900s, as well as the Falcon 7X fly-by-wire trijet.

“Part of our customer service plan is to expand our reach and provide a broad scope of services for our operators wherever they may fly,” said John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon. “This new service center fills an important role for our valued customers in this region,” he added.

In addition to airframe inspections and service, the facility can perform engine line maintenance on the CFE738; Honeywell TFE731-2/3/5AR/5BR/40/60; and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A and PW308C. Specialized non-destructive testing services such as penetrant and eddy current methods can also be performed. A battery shop will be available to repair, replace or charge main and emergency batteries on Falcons and other aircraft.

According to the company, DAS São Paulo will support an AOG go team to provide rapid mobile response directly to an aircraft anywhere in South America with the parts and tools necessary to get a Falcon flying with “minimal delay.” The facility is supported by more than $1.5 million in high-usage parts located in São Paulo at Sorocaba and Congonhas Airports. The 23,000-sq-ft facility will also be used to provide shelter for as many as three Falcons.