French manufacturer Dassault Aviation has bought international corporate jet fixed-base operator ExecuJet from its parent company Luxaviation
ExecuJet operates jet charter and service and maintenance operations at several locations in Oceania including Melbourne (Essendon), Perth, Sydney and Wellington.
“The acquisition of ExecuJet’s MRO operations will strengthen Dassault Aviation’s global footprint, especially in Asia-Pacific, Oceania, Middle-East and Africa," said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.
"With ExecuJet, we will continue the development of our high-quality customer support network, while growing our Falcon market share."
“Since 1991, the ExecuJet network has gained confidence of clients operating a variety of aircraft types. I am very pleased with this opportunity, to develop our MRO business within the Dassault network”, said Graeme Duckworth ExecuJet’s MRO Executive Vice-President.
ExecuJet manages 165 corporate jets from 27 locations around the world and employs over 1000 people.
Bordeaux-based Dassault Aviation produces the Falcon range of corporate and private jets and the Rafale jet fighter.