General Aviation Dassault Signs 500th FalconCare Maintenance Contract
Dassault Aviation has announced, that it recently has signed its 500th FalconCare Maintenance Contract.
French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation has released, that it has signed up its 500th maintenance contract for the FalconCare program. By signing this milestone number of contracts, the company also announced to expand the program with new options.
To celebrate the milestone, Dassault has decided to expand its popular FalconCare program based on various flight departments and the Falcon Operator Advisory Board. New features enhance the flexibility of the pay-as-you-go service, by offering operators two different levels of coverage.
In accordance with their specific actual maintenance requirements, customers can use the basic offering “FalconCare Essential”, which covers the full cost of genuine Dassault square parts. Additional services are available as options.
“FalconCare Elite” is offering parts, labour and consumables along with an Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) GoTeam service with documentation and exchange items like batteries or wheels.
"Each plan includes a FalconCare Efficiency Bonus, which financially rewards operators engaging in the most cost-effective maintenance practices. And both allow operators to establish a Flex Spending Account for miscellaneous costs outside FalconCare coverage," the manufacturer added.
Jean Kayanakis, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network commented: "TheFalconCare programis customer driven [...] Thanks to operator input, we’re now able to offer different plans and options that meet the diverse needs of our growing customer base. We are always tapping the knowledge of our operators on how to expand and improve our service plans and expect that FalconCare offerings will continue to evolve in the future in line with changing customer needs.”
FalconCare was introduced by Dassault back in 2005 and offers various maintenance services through C-Checks and the inspection of airframes, avionics or landing gear parts. More than 60 Dassault owned and authorized service centers are around the world. The company also has 16 distribution centers for spare parts.
Dassault Aviation has production plants in France and the United States and employs over 11,000 people. Since the first Falcon aircraft, the Falcon 20, rolled out in 1963, the company delivered over 2500 business jets. The latest aircraft to join the portfolio is the Falcon 6X.
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