Dassault Aviation announced today that Pierre-Etienne Aubin has been appointed General Manager of Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), the company-owned Falcon service centers based in Paris-Le Bourget and Bordeaux-Mérignac. He succeeds Jean Kayanakis, who was named Senior VP Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network, at Dassault Aviation.
Aubin moves up from VP Maintenance Operations at DFS, where he focused on improving the quality of maintenance by raising on-time and on-cost delivery performance. He was also involved in the management of Falcon 7X maintenance growth – an effort that culminated in construction of the new DFS maintenance, overhaul and repair (MRO) facility at the Bordeaux, France Mérignac airport – and development of paperless maintenance documentation processes.
DFS offers comprehensive and customized maintenance plans for Falcon operators, along with a full range of charter and aircraft management services. It also operates satellite service stations in Nice, France; Moscow, Russia; Rome, Italy; and Lomé, Togo, and dispatches 24/7 mobile rapid response GoTeams throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.
“Pierre-Etienne’s exceptional project management and lean management skills will stand him in good stead in his new position,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation. “These skills, together with his expertise in digital transformation, will contribute greatly to enhancing the efficiency of DFS operations and optimizing the Falcon customer experience.”
Aubin holds degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He’s a certified private aviation pilot and parachutist and the recipient of the For Merit and Médaille de l’Aéronautique awards.
About Dassault Falcon Service
Dassault Falcon Service has, since 1967, built experience in the area of business aviation. Due to its integrated structure, Dassault Falcon Service offers an extensive suite of maintenance, management and technical services for Falcon business jets. Located at Paris-Le Bourget and Bordeaux-Mérignac airports, DFS is a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation and a member of the Dassault Aircraft Services network. The company also supplies a special Ramp Service with a team unique in Europe, ready to support you at Paris-Le Bourget airport or anywhere your aircraft requires. Its activities include FBO services as well as aircraft management and executive flights.
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.
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