The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has certified ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia to perform line and heavy maintenance on select Dassault Falcon 2000 aircraft. The certification covers line and base maintenance up to and including C Checks (72 months or 3,750 flight cycles) on Falcon 2000EX, Falcon 2000EX EASy and Falcon 2000LXS aircraft. It also covers maintenance on landing gear and batteries for these aircraft.
In addition, the CAAV has certified ExecuJet Malaysia to work on Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300 series engines, including scheduled inspection, repairs, non-routine maintenance, removal and replacement of accessories.
This certification enables a variety of work on Vietnam-registered Dassault Falcon 2000 aircraft and their Pratt & Whitney PW300 engines to be be carried out at ExecuJet's facility at Subang airport, Kuala Lumpur. ExecuJet MRO Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation.
“The team at ExecuJet MRO Services is demonstrating initiative and capability, in expanding their offerings for the Dassault Falcon fleet,” says Jean Kayanakis, Dassault Aviation senior VP of worldwide Falcon customer service and service centre network. “These developments allow us to continuously improve the Falcon customer experience in the region.”
Ivan Lim, regional VP for Asia at ExecuJet MRO Services, adds: “Vietnam is rapidly growing as a market for business aviation. There are now a small number of business aircraft based in Vietnam, which we can attribute to the country's growing economy. Vietnam is a resilient market in which GDP growth over the last two decades has averaged between five and seven per cent per annum. Vietnam's business jet market has grown in tandem with the economy, which is export-led. Many industry leaders value the convenient access to factories and markets that business jets offer.”
Vietnamese owners and operators of Dassault business jets are set to benefit, given ExecuJet Malaysia's close proximity to the country.
“ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia is a Dassault-owned service centre. We have made significant investments in tooling and factory training our licensed engineers on Falcon aircraft in addition to hiring experienced engineers from Europe to complement our team,” Lim concludes.