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Dassault to Build New Maintenance Facility in Florida

Dassault to Build New Maintenance Facility in Florida

Dassault Falcon Jet announced that it will build a new maintenance facility at Melbourne Orlando International Airport as part of the company’s global expansion of its maintenance, repair and overhaul network.

The company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, says the new 175,000 square-foot facility will serve customers across North and South America and beyond, and accommodate all of its current Falcon models. Construction in Melbourne is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023 and opening is set for late 2024.

It will be capable of performing C checks, which are checks to assess an aircraft’s functionality and serviceability at the time of the inspection, as well as major maintenance and modifications, on up to 18 Falcon jets simultaneously. The new space will also be equipped with a paint shop, workshops, customer offices and lounges, along with a large warehouse to support shop activity and serve as a regional distribution hub.

“This new factory service center will considerably grow our presence in the U.S., positioning us to keep up with demand for state-of-the-art maintenance services as the Falcon fleet grows and as new models such as the Falcon 10X and the extra wide0body Falcon 6X enter service,” said Eric Trappier, Dassault’s Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We extensively evaluated several areas before we found that the business environment in Florida, along with its highly skilled workforce on the Space Coast, to be the perfect combination for this project. We appreciate the cooperative support received from the Governor’s office and the State of Florida. Their support and leadership made this possible.”