ExecuJet MRO Services Expands into New Zealand

 - April 28, 2021, 10:22 AM
ExecuJet MRO Services' facility at Wellington Airport is one of three in New Zealand that have received Part 145 approval from the country's Civil Aviation Authority to perform line and limited base aircraft maintenance. (Photo: ExecuJet MRO Services)

ExecuJet MRO Services has received Part 145 approval from New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority that covers its facilities in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch for line and limited base maintenance on several business jet models. This list initially includes the  Dassault Falcon 2000EX series, Embraer Phenom 100, and Bombardier Challenger 604, but ExecuJet said other aircraft models will be added based on customer needs.

The New Zealand facilities complement ExecuJet MRO Services’s Australian maintenance facilities, including at Sydney Airport and Melbourne Essendon Airport, which will provide heavier inspections for New Zealand customers. The MRO provider’s facilities in both countries are authorized by Dassault Aviation, allowing Falcon operators to receive warranty service. A mix of light, midsize, and long-range business jets are based in New Zealand, which is promising for the company. While owned by Dassault, ExecuJet also supports Gulfstream, Embraer, and Bombardier twinjets.

“With the backing of the established Australian bases, ExecuJet’s entry into the New Zealand market will provide a solid platform for maintenance support across many aircraft types to help promote further growth,” said ExecuJet MRO Services regional v-p for Australasia Grant Ingall. “Once international air restrictions are eased, we anticipate there will be more business jets from overseas passing through New Zealand again because the country is world-renowned as a travel destination.”