As part of a move to expand its worldwide service network, Dassault Aviation announced today it has completed its acquisition of TAG Aviation’s MRO organization. That includes TAG's service centers in Geneva, Switzerland; Farnborough, UK; Paris Le Bourget; Lisbon, Portugal; and satellite operations in Luton, UK, and Moscow.
Rebranded as TAG Maintenance Services (TMS), the MRO network will operate as a wholly-owned Dassault Aviation affiliate, according to the French airframer. “The relationship between TAG and Dassault has been built into a close-knit and formidable bond over the decades,” TMS president Franck Madignier said. “We are delighted to enter into this new chapter with the strength of Dassault Aviation behind us and a bright future with an expanding customer base ahead of us.”
TMS will continue servicing the various aircraft types it has supported in the past—Falcon and others—and its customers will have access to the same personnel.
The acquisition is the latest by Dassault Aviation to increase its service network. This year alone, the manufacturer of Falcon business jets has announced a total of three MRO acquisitions, including TAG, that account for 19 additional facilities and nearly 1,000 more maintenance personnel.