TETERBORO, NJ – Dassault Falcon's new factory owned service center at Sorocaba Airport (SOD) in Sao Pãulo, Brazil, recently received Repair Station Certification from Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS)–Sao Pãulo is authorized to perform line maintenance and all multiples of "A" checks on Brazilian-registered F10/F100, F50/50EX, all Falcon 2000 and 900 Series models, as well as the Falcon 7X.
"Part of our plan to offer industry-leading customer service is to expand our reach, and provide a broad scope of services for our operators wherever they may fly," says John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. "The Falcon fleet in South America has been growing at a very fast pace. This new service center fills an important role for our valued customers in this region."
A Repair Station application has been filed with the FAA to work on U.S.-registered Falcons with approval expected by the end of the third quarter of 2009. EASA Repair Station approvals will be sought in the fall of 2009.
In addition to airframe inspections and service, the facility can perform engine line maintenance on the CFE-738; Honeywell TFE731-2/3/5AR/5BR/40/60 and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A, PW308C models. Specialized non-destructive testing (NDT) services, such as penetrant and eddy current methods, can also be performed. A full service battery shop will be available to repair, replace, or charge main and emergency batteries on Falcon or other aircraft models.
DAS-São Paulo will support an AOG "Go Team" 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. The facility will be supported by more than $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 will also be used to hangar up to three Falcons.