TAG Maintenance Services reinforces Falcon Global Support Network
Dassault Aviation has completed its acquisition of TAG Aviation’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organization, effective September 2, intended to expand the company’s worldwide service center network.
The new organization has been named TAG Maintenance Services (TMS) and is operated as a wholly owned Dassault Aviation affiliate.
Dassault has acquired all TAG maintenance operations, including its service centers in Geneva, Farnborough, Le Bourget, Lisbon and its satellite facilities in Luton and Moscow. The company will continue servicing all aircraft types it supported previously, both Falcon and otherwise, and customers will have access to the same outstanding teams and professionals as before.
The TAG purchase is part of an ongoing effort by Dassault Aviation to broaden its global service footprint. Since the beginning of the year, Dassault Aviation has also announced the acquisition of the 11 MRO facilities operated by ExecuJet, along with RUAG business aviation operations in Geneva and Lugano, Switzerland.
The RUAG MRO operations will be integrated into TAG Maintenance Services and, like TMS, will continue to cover both Falcon aircraft and other business jet models. Both have a large presence in Geneva, one of the major hubs for business aviation in Europe.
“We are committed to placing our industry-leading Falcon factory service capabilities as close as possible to customers around the world, while offering the same level of top-notch service for other prominent OEM brands,” noted Jean Kayanakis, Dassault Aviation’s Senior Vice President, Worldwide Customer Service & Service Center Network. “Our strategy is aimed at acquiring MRO operations that share our exceedingly high standards for customer service and that operate at the top end of the market,” he added.
All together, the recent MRO acquisitions have permitted Dassault Aviation to add 19 new facilities and nearly 1,000 service professionals to its global service network.
“The relationship between TAG and Dassault has been built into a close-knit and formidable bond over the decades,” said Franck Madignier, President of TAG Maintenance Services. “We are delighted to enter into this new chapter with the strength of Dassault Aviation behind us, and a bright future with an expanding customer base ahead of us.”
About Dassault Aviation
Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 90 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,500 Falcon jets have been delivered. Dassault offers a range of six business jets from the twin-engine 3,350 nm large-cabin Falcon 2000S to its flagship, the tri-engine 6,450 nm ultra-long range Falcon 8X and the new ultra widebody cabin Falcon 6X.
About TAG Maintenance Services
TAG Maintenance Services, a Dassault Aviation company, is one of the world’s leading providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for business aviation. It operates two of Europe’s largest business aircraft maintenance centers, one in Geneva and the other at Farnborough Airport outside of London. These full-service facilities offer everything from routine line service to the largest heavy maintenance inspections, overhauls, and airframe repairs. They are supplemented by bases in major business jet destinations: London Luton; Paris; Lisbon; Moscow; and Sion, Switzerland. The TAG Maintenance Services network is approved to work on, and has long supported, products from multiple aircraft manufacturers.
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