With state assistance, Dassault Falcon Jet announced plans this week to build a maintenance facility at Melbourne Orlando International Airport.
The 175,000-square-foot facility is planned to open in late 2024 and serve customers in North America and South America.
Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier said in a prepared statement that the facility “will considerably grow our presence in the U.S., positioning us to keep up with demand for state-of-the-art maintenance services as the Falcon fleet grows.”
New Jersey-based Dassault Falcon Jet is a subsidiary of France-based Dassault Aviation. The Melbourne City Council last week approved using a $6.6 million state Department of Transportation grant for infrastructure improvements related to the project, which had been dubbed “Project Vista.”
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The facility will be able to simultaneously handle up to 18 Falcon models and will include a 54,000-square-foot paint shop, according to Dassault Falcon Jet.
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