TETERBORO, NJ – Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) recently named Robert Candler as Vice President/General Manager of its new Reno Service Center, set to open shortly. DAS–Reno will provide OEM quality service and support to Falcon operators in the western area of the United States. Candler will oversee operations and lead the development of the new service center’s business, which is one of five in the Dassault company-owned service center network. Dassault's fifth Service Center located in Sao Paulo, Brazil will also open shortly.
Candler brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate and general aviation to his new position, including his most recent position as Vice President with Landmark Aviation, and Director of Operations with Bombardier Aerospace. He also has experience working in flight departments of various sizes. Candler will report to Bob Sundin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DAS.
"Robert's extensive experience, excellent customer rapport and thorough understanding of regulations and best business practices makes him an excellent match for this position," says Sundin. "Our facility in Reno has been long-awaited by our customers who will find our entire Reno team an asset to their operations. We will be focused on a 'whatever it takes' philosophy from the moment our doors open for business."
Upon opening, DAS–Reno will be fully capable of performing troubleshooting, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and inspections up to and including the 'B' level, with capabilities eventually maturing into more complex inspections in the future. The facility will initially employ 18 dedicated Falcon technicians and specialists that will focus on the Falcon 50 through the Falcon 7X. 'Go Teams' will also be on call, ready with technicians, parts, and tools in critical AOG situations.