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ASG adds base maintenance for Falcon 900LX
ASG has achieved base maintenance approval for the Falcon 900LX  at  Centreline's  CSAT operating base, RAF Northolt, following the  successful  addition of the type to its  UK CAA  Part 145  scope.
ASG is responsible for the engineering of two Falcon 900LX under contract to the MoD.
Read this story in our May 2023 printed issue.

Guernsey airport-based aircraft maintenance and handling facility ASG has secured base maintenance approval for the Dassault Falcon 900LX at Centreline's CSAT operating base of RAF Northolt in London following the successful addition of the type to its UK CAA Part 145 scope. This addition ensures all maintenance can be carried out in-house by the team at Northolt.

ASG's sister company, Centreline, operates the Falcon 900LX under a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to provide the UK's senior military leadership and VIP transportation capability, known as CSAT. In February 2022, Centreline agreed to acquire, deliver and add the two Falcons to its AOC as part of an £80 million contract. Initial operating capability was achieved on 1 June last year with the introduction into service of one of the aircraft, and full service capability with two aircraft followed in August.

ASG is responsible for the engineering of these aircraft. As such, this is a significant milestone as the company looks to expand its portfolio of maintenance capabilities and provide full support to the CSAT project.

With both ASG and Centreline in the Pula Aviation Services group, it allows for efficiency and synergy between the companies as they deliver key services across the aviation industry. 

ASG head of technical services Gary Philips says: "I am delighted that we have now added the Falcon 900 to our UK CAA Part 145. This is the culmination of a great deal of hard work by the team to set up the infrastructure at Northolt, including tooling, IT, spare parts, engineering support and, crucially, type certification of our engineers. Having a line/base station at Northolt will significantly improve our resilience and ability to maintain the very high serviceability of these aircraft." 

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