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Swelling Falcon Fleet Prompts New Dassault MRO Facility

By Juliet Van Wagenen | December 2, 2014
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Rendering of the DFS Merignac facility
DFS Merignac facility rendering. Photo: Dassault

[Avionics Today 12-02-2014] To service a growing fleet, Dassault Falcon Service has announced plans to build a heavy Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport in southwestern France. The nearly 24,000-foot facility is capable of accommodating six aircraft and will be built adjacent to the Dassault Aviation manufacturing plant. It aims to serve Falcon 5X, 7X and 8X large cabin aircraft.

Operations are expected to commence in mid-2016 in time to handle initial C Checks for the Falcon 7X. The facility will complement DFS’s existing MRO installations at Le Bourget Airport near Paris and eventually employ up to 70 specialists and technicians.

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