Falcon Aviation's maintenance division in the UAE has been certified by Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
“This is a significant endorsement for us to be recognised by GACA and we look forward to delivering the same high level of service and support to customers of Saudi-registered aircraft that we provide to our UAE and international customers,” says director of engineering Nicolas Tejera. “We are looking forward to welcoming Saudi operators and private owners here in the UAE.”
The latest GACA accreditation strengthens Falcon Aviation's market reach, adding to its current approvals from the GCAA, EASA and the Aruba, San Marino and the Cayman Islands civil aviation authorities.
The company is also about to complete a new MRO facility for business jets at Dubai South, DWC Al Maktoum International airport, which is scheduled to open towards the end of March. This will complement its established MRO and HQ at Al Bateen Executive airport in Abu Dhabi, which is expanding to become a centre for third party regional aircraft MRO, supporting Bombardier Q400 aircraft and eventually other types.
“In addition to full C checks we can offer customers line support, parking and hangarage during their scheduled visits to Abu Dhabi and Dubai DWC,” explains service centre manager Ronnie McCrae. “We look forward to booking in our first Saudi customers in Q1 of this year.”
COO Raman Oberoi adds: “Our new business aviation MRO at DWC, which includes workshops, a wash bay, landside office space, 13,000 sqm of apron and plenty of parking space, complements our VIP FBO at Dubai South and heliport, run and managed by us under our AOC. It is part of our goal to create a one-stop shop for business aviation in the Middle East region."
Falcon Aviation will also be expanding its portfolio of aircraft interior management solutions at its DWC facility by offering full cabin refurbishment and aircraft seating upgrades.