Dassault acquisitions

DASSAULT AVIATION announced on February 21, 2019, that it has agreed to acquire the Asia-Pacific maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations of the ExecuJet Group, which provides product support throughout the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, African and European regions, including four locations in Australia and New Zealand alone.

Dassault Aviation President and Chief Executive Officer, Eric Trappier, said: “ExecuJet has earned a solid reputation over three decades for providing state-of-theart maintenance services to operators throughout Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific region – services that are accessible to business jet owners of all types.”

He added: “By retaining the team’s separate identity and leadership, and adding invaluable synergies from the Dassault Group, we intend to make significantly enhanced service capabilities available to business jet operators here and around the world.”

On February 27, 2019, the company also announced it has acquired the European maintenance activities of TAG Aviation Group.

Trappier added:

“The acquisition of the maintenance activities of TAG Aviation, a major MRO provider, will allow Dassault Aviation to reinforce its European service centre network. With TAG Maintenance Services, we intend to develop further a network of excellence and to support TAG’s different aircraft clients with the same commitment to service quality, while expanding the share of Falcon maintenance activities controlled by the Dassault Group.”

Dassault had two of its business aircraft, the flagship Falcon 8X and a Falcon 2000, registered to Falcon Jet Operations in Australia, on display at the 2019 Avalon International Airshow in February.