ExecuJet MRO Services, part of Dassault Aviation, has formally inaugurated Malaysia’s largest business jet maintenance facility at Kuala Lumpur’s Subang airport.

The site is twice the size of the company’s previous operation at Subang, and can handle a range of business aircraft.

Falcon 2000LX Dassault Subang

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Dassault-owned facility can handle aircraft from a range of manufacturers

Speaking at the launch event, Dassault senior vice-president for customer service Jean Kayanakis says demand for business jets is robust in Southeast Asia. The new hangar will support business jets based in the Asia-Pacific as well as aircraft flying into the region from overseas, he adds.

The facility is certified by regional authorities as well as by European and US regulators. It currently employs 84 people, that figure will rise to 100 by year-end. 

In addition to supporting aircraft from a variety of manufacturers, the site also plays a key role in Dassault’s global support network, adding to ExecuJet’s large MRO capability at Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport. The company is also working on a new MRO facility in the US state of Florida.

Dassault Jean Kayanakis

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Dassault’s Jean Kayanakis (centre right) sees robust demand for business jets in the region

”ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia is playing a major role in Falcon support in the Asian region and helps Dassault Aviation offer a uniformly high level of Falcon service worldwide,” says Kayanakis.

The new hangar can accommodate simultaneously up to 15 medium and large business jets , including the new Falcon 6X and in-development Falcon 10X. It incorporates workshops, storage space, offices for staff and customers, training rooms, and rest areas.

As for spare parts, Kayanakis says Dassault locates these in Singapore, given the city state’s good connectivity with the region. 

Speaking at the event, Malaysian transport minister Anthony Loke said the facility underlines Malaysia’s position as a regional center for MRO.

ExecuJet Hangar Subang

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The hangar can accommodate up to 15 medium and large business aircraft simultaneously

He observes that the Asia-Pacific will account for 11% of new business jet deliveries over the next five years, which will support MRO activity.

”Having this new purpose-built MRO facility positions Malaysia to capture a larger share of the business aviation MRO market,” says Loke.

“The facility caters to aircraft from various manufacturers such as those from Dassault Aviation, Bombardier, and Gulfstream.”