Dassault Falcon’s Reno Center Opens
Dassault Falcon yesterday opened its newest Dassault Aircraft Services factory-owned service center at Reno Tahoe International Airport. The FAA issued repair station certification last week to the new facility covering maintenance on Falcon 50, 2000, 900 and 7X jets. Services available at Reno include airframe maintenance and inspection through B level, avionics, engine, aircraft support and an AOG go team. C level inspections will be added later. Dassault Falcon invested nearly $1.3 million in tools and ground-support equipment, and the new service center is housed in a 38,000-sq-ft hangar that formerly belonged to American Airlines. Within five years, 40 technicians will serve Falcon operators in the western U.S. and Canada at the new Reno facility. The technical team is led by newly named vice president/general manager Robert Candler, who most recently was a vice president at Landmark Aviation. Dassault Falcon’s fifth factory-owned service center will open soon at Sorocaba Airport in São Paulo, Brazil.