Atlanta, Georgia – Dassault Falcon recently signed an agreement adding Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Center to the Falcon Authorized Service Center Network (ASC). The new service center, at the Hongqiao International Airport (ZSSS), is scheduled to come fully online within six months. A Falcon GoTeam, however, is already positioned on-site and ready to provide support for Falcon operators in the region.
The new Shanghai service center is expected to receive its Part 145 Repair Station Certification from both the US and Chinese airworthiness authorities by April of 2011, and will be capable of servicing Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X aircraft. The facility will be designated a Line Service Center with line maintenance and A/A+ inspections. The capabilities will be expanded to a Major Service Center to include C-check for these Falcon models as the fleet matures.
“The Shanghai Hawker Pacific facility has an infrastructure capable of sustainable growth which gives Dassault an advantage as we plan to increase our support capabilities in this region in step with fleet growth,” said Dean Anderson, Director of Dassault’s Authorized Service Center Network in the Western Hemisphere.
Over million (U.S.) in spares, tooling and equipment will be placed at the facility by the end of this year. Upon opening, there will be eight people dedicated to serving Falcon operators, including a director of maintenance, a quality assurance manager as well as staff dedicated to parts and planning.
The Shanghai facility has 40,000 square foot of hangar spaces and an additional 18,000 square feet of workshop and office space. Another 200,000 square feet of land has been reserved for a second hangar in future phases of expansion. The attached Business Aviation Center and FBO facility consists of a further 32,000 square feet of space.