ExecuJet MRO Services celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, having started out in 1991 in South Africa at Johannesburg's Lanseria International airport, where it is still headquartered today.
Besides South Africa, it has maintenance bases in Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates and a franchisee in China that operates under the ExecuJet MRO Services brand.
Dassault Aviation has owned ExecuJet since 2019 and has invested in its expansion. ExecuJet has allowed Dassault to offer factory service in new areas, including the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.
ExecuJet MRO Services president and founder, Graeme Duckworth says: “The company's strategy has always been to go into developing, under-served markets and create a world-class MRO business.”
Duckworth says a reason ExecuJet was able to create a strong global network of MRO companies, is because of a strong company culture. “We have taken trusted and proven talent, who were developed internally, and provided them with opportunities to further develop their careers. This is how we developed a strong company culture and a cohesive international network, providing our business aircraft customers with consistently high levels of service.”
Specialising in airframe, avionics and engine maintenance, ExecuJet MRO Services engineers are factory-trained and certified on a wide range of aircraft including Dassault, Bombardier, Embraer, Gulfstream and Hawker.
Duckworth says: “It is really important to develop an MRO network and not just stick to one country if you want to be successful at this time. ExecuJet established maintenance facilities and operations in various locations to efficiently meet the customers' needs, providing fast and reliable maintenance services.”
Duckworth says ExecuJet is expanding further, with Malaysia and Dubai being the key growth areas. “We plan to build a new, purpose-built MRO facility in Malaysia and are developing another MRO facility in Dubai that is due to open in next year's first-half. Despite tough competition we have a very loyal customer base, which is constantly expanding, and for which we are eternally grateful.”