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ExecuJet’s OMDW MRO Facility To Open in Early 2023

 - December 8, 2022, 12:28 AM
ExecuJet’s new MRO facility at Al Maktoum International Airport is designed to accommodate the largest business jets, including Dassault’s upcoming 6X and 10X, as well as jets from other manufacturers.

ExecuJet MRO Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation (Static A21), is to open its new facility at Al Maktoum International Airport (OMDW) in the first quarter of next year, according to Nick Weber, the company's regional v-p for the Middle East. The new facility will be able to simultaneously house 18 to 24 business jets and has been sized to handle the very largest, including the forthcoming Falcon 6X and 10X, as well as large jets from other OEMs, ExecuJet said.

ExecuJet’s Dubai MRO service is currently based at Dubai International Airport (OMDB) but will relocate early next year to the OMDW facility. It has also been operating a temporary FBO at OMDW for a number of years, which will also be transferred to the new site.

“We have been preparing for entry into service of the Falcon 6X, with tooling and spare parts already identified and on their way,” said Weber. “Arrangements have been made to initially send four engineers to Dassault Aviation for Falcon 6X maintenance training in advance of the aircraft’s expected entry into service in mid-2023. Our MRO facility will be an important center outside of Europe and North America for support of the Falcon 6X and 10X.”

He added that it would have the capability to do “line through heavier base maintenance checks” on the long-range, large-cabin Dassault Falcon business jets.

The 15,000-sq-m (163,000-sq-ft) MRO facility includes a hangar, as well as adjacent workshops and offices. The facility will also become ExecuJet’s new regional headquarters in Dubai while the company will still retain AOG capability at OMDB, it said.

ExecuJet MRO Services is a factory service center for all in-production Dassault Falcons. It also provides line and base maintenance for Bombardier, Embraer Executive Jets, and nearly all types of Hawker business jets.

ExecuJet MRO operates facilities in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and the Middle East. “Specializing in airframe, avionics, and engine maintenance, our technical experts are trained and certified on a wide range of aircraft,” it said.