Dassault Falcon has named Indian charter operator Taj Air as a Dassault Falcon authorized line service station at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. The facility, which is already operational, will provide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and inspections for all Falcon 2000 models. Initially the facility will serve Indian-registered Falcons; EASA approval is expected early next year. The 35,000-sq-ft facility also offers 24-hour AOG assistance.
A Taj Air spokesman says the company has invested significantly in tooling and training to support the new operation, which is slated to grow to 30 technicians dedicated specifically to Falcons. “Asia and India are rapidly expanding as they realize the benefits of business aviation. Additionally, transient traffic in Mumbai continues to increase, so this agreement is of vital importance to all of our customers,” said Jacques Chauvet, Dassault Falcon senior vice president for worldwide customer service.
About 20 Falcon 2000s operate within India from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru.