Dassault Falcon’s Brazil Service Center Certified

 - June 17, 2009, 11:35 AM

Brazilian regulatory authority Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil granted repair station certification to the new Dassault Aircraft Services São Paulo service center at Sorocaba Airport. The certification covers line maintenance and A checks on Brazilian-registered Falcons through the Falcon 7X. Dassault Falcon has applied for U.S. FAA repair station certification and expects that approval by the end of the third quarter, followed by EASA certification. The Sorocaba service center is housed in a 23,000-sq-ft facility. Other services offered include line maintenance on the GE-Honeywell CFE738, Honeywell TFE731 and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A and PW308C engines, dye penetrant and eddy current non-destructive testing, a battery shop and an AOG go team for maintenance service anywhere in South America. Falcon parts are available from a $1.5 million inventory stored at Sorocaba and Congonhas Airports. “The Falcon fleet in South America has been growing at a fast pace,” said Dassault Falcon president and CEO John Rosanvallon. “This new service center fills an important role for our valued customers in this region.”