Eyes Helicopter/Business Jets charter Opportunities & MRO/FBO customers in Saudi Arabia
Falcon Aviation, a leading Business Aviation services company in the UAE, is exhibiting at the new Saudi International Air Show (12th to 14th March) as it offers helicopter and VIP Jets charter services, together with MRO and FBO services.
“Falcon Aviation takes this opportunity to be present here to showcase its various capabilities” says Captain Raman Oberoi COO Falcon Aviation. “This will help us meeting prospective customers and we look forward to building strong partnerships.”
The region is ideal for helicopter activity, he says, noting Falcon Aviation has considerable experience in the helicopter market. Its helicopter touring operation in the UAE has grown substantially. Likewise, Falcon Aviation’s helicopter filming activity out of the UAE has experienced growth in the region especially in KSA. Falcon Aviation also operates a fleet of VIP/VVIP charter helicopters and Business Jets in the region.
GACA approval for Falcon Aviation MRO
Falcon Aviation is looking forward to build on a strengthening Aviation relationship with Saudi Arabia. Early this year it won approval from Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to provide MRO services to Saudi registered business jets. “We have been approached by a number of Saudi Business Jet operators and have started taking bookings for base maintenance at our MRO facilities in UAE” said Nicolas Tejera Director of Maintenance of Falcon Aviation. “We also offer line maintenance support, parking, hangarage for Business Jets at Abu Dhabi and Dubai DWC” he elaborated.
Falcon Aviation is looking forward to formally opening soon its new MRO for business jets at DWC Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South, complementing its established MRO and HQ at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi. The newly built hangar built over 24,000 sqm land includes workshops, wash bay, landside offices space with additional 13,000 sqm of apron providing plenty of aircraft parking spaces. The new facility complements Falcon Aviation’s VIP FBO at Dubai South and heliport (also run and managed by Falcon under its AOC). At the same time, Falcon Aviation’s Al Bateen facility is being expanded to become a leading centre for third party regional turbo prop aircraft MRO, supporting Bombardier Q400 aircraft and eventually, other types. In addition, Falcon Aviation has demonstrated extensive Helicopter MRO capabilities at the same base.
During the MEBAA Show in 2018 it ratified a new partnership agreement with Honeywell Aerospace to become an authorized Channel Partner in the region. This programme was created by the OEM to help his regional dealerships to market the company' solutions more efficiently now with Falcon Aviation providing part programs and technical support.
Kuwait Helicopter Oil Contract commences with Leonardo AW169s
Falcon Aviation is open to exploring new opportunities in new regions with new partners. It has just commenced a new offshore and onshore operation in Kuwait with three new Leonardo AW169s devoted to the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). Falcon built the new 2000 sqm hangar at the 160,000 sqm heliport located in the oil company’s premises last year to house this operation.
In the last 4 years Falcon Aviation has successfully introduced 19-seater AW 189 helicopters for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) operations and is now lead operator of these type of helicopters in the world. Similarly, in 2016, to meet the OGP standards for TOTAL oil and gas operations in UAE, it introduced 8-seater AW 169 and now is world leader on this type.
Falcon Aviation’s Managing Director will lead the strong Falcon Aviation team attending the International Air show consisting of senior management from Falcon’s Engineering, FBO and Sales.