ExecuJet MRO Services Prepares For Falcon 6X Entry-Into-Service
ExecuJet MRO Services, a division of Dassault Aviation, has been preparing for entry-into-service of Dassault’s new Falcon 6X long-range business jet, which recently received FAA and EASA certification Aug. 22, it says.
The MRO division has been investing in tooling and training to provide line maintenance on 6X aircraft flying into Australia and New Zealand. ExecuJet has been sending maintenance engineers from Australia to Dassault in France and to the U.S. for type-training and technical training on the aircraft. Other technicians have received training by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s training organization in the U.S. on the aircraft’s PW812D engines.
With receipt of certification, first delivery and entry-into-service is imminent.
“Our investment in training and tooling for the 6X strengthens our position as a ‘center of excellence’ for Dassault Aviation civil aircraft in Australasia,” says Grant Ingall, ExecuJet MRO Services regional vice president. “The tooling we are investing in includes the specific ones for the Falcon 6X airframe and PW812D engines. We have also applied for certification from the relevant civil aviation regulators, such as the U.S. FAA, to be approved to do line maintenance on this new aircraft type.”
The Falcon 6X includes the tallest and widest cabin of any purpose-built business jet, the company says. ExecuJet MRO Services Australia employs more than 80 and plans to hire additional engineers and technicians.