Dassault doubles spares capacity

 - February 18, 2008, 10:17 PM

Dassault Falcon (Chalet CD41) is to open two new spare parts distribution centers, in Shanghai and Mumbai, for its business jets. The total additional inventory will bring the value of Falcon spare parts to $8 million in the Asia Pacific region, nearly doubling it in one year.

The Shanghai facility, whose inventory is valued at $2.2 million, will be managed by Aerospace Products International and will start operations in March. In Mumbai, an agreement has been signed with DHL for a $1.5 million inventory and a May opening. The existing two distribution centers in the region have been in Sydney and Singapore.

In Macau, Dassault has a new field technical representative, Lam Hung Fai, who will assist operators in Southeast China, Macau and Hong Kong. There are now three Falcon field reps in the region.

In Toluca, Mexico, Dassault has just named Aero Personal an authorized service center.