(Teterboro, New Jersey, March 19, 2010) – Dassault Aircraft Services-Sorocaba (Brazil) recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a Part 145 Repair Station Certificate. This approval allows Dassault’s newest company-owned service center to perform maintenance and repair work on U.S. registered Falcon business jets.
The Sorocaba service center came online in June 2009 when it received its repair station certification from the Brazilian airworthiness authority, Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Over the past three years, the Falcon fleet has grown significantly in Central and South America, which to date has 46 operators, including 28 in Brazil alone. That number is expected to swell to more than 50 over the next year.
The Sorocaba service center is authorized to perform line maintenance and airframe inspections on all Falcon models. In addition, the facility is authorized to perform engine maintenance on the CFE-738; Honeywell TFE731-series and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A, PW308C models. Specialized non-destructive testing (NDT) services, such as Penetrant, Ultrasonic and Eddy Current methods can also be performed. A full service battery shop is available to repair, replace or charge main and emergency batteries on Falcon or other aircraft models.
Sorocaba also supports an AOG ‘GoTeam’ to provide rapid mobile response directly to an aircraft location anywhere in South America, with the parts and tools necessary to get a Falcon flying with minimal delay. Dassault houses over $1.5 million (U.S.) in high usage parts located in São Paulo at both Sorocaba and Congonhas Airports. The 23,000 square foot facility can also be used to hangar up to three Falcons.