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Hybrid Air Vehicles and Design Q launch the Airlander 10

Hybrid Air Vehicles and Design Q have unveiled the Airlander 10 passenger cabin. Travelers will have luxurious private en-suite bedrooms and will be able to enjoy horizon-to-horizon views in the aircraft’s infinity lounge. The Altitude Bar will offer drinks with a view, while there is space for 18 guests to enjoy fine dining in the sky.

13th August 2018



Forming the future of Wanaka Airport

Residents in Wanaka, New Zealand, were encouraged to join conversations on the future of Wanaka Airport at interactive community and stakeholder engagement sessions. Discussions surrounding what the hub could evolve into by 2045 included the airport’s strengths, thoughts on the return of scheduled services and opportunities for growth.

18th June 2018



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Dassault Falcon Service celebrates 50th anniversary

Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary, barely a year after the 100-year anniversary of its parent company, Dassault Aviation. DFS was created in 1967 under the name Europe Falcon Service to provide customer support in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

DFS is the biggest Falcon support organization in the world with 640 employees, approvals from more than 20 national airworthiness authorities, and activities in maintenance, upgrades, FBO services, training and air charter. Its primary maintenance, overhaul and repair (MRO) facility, located at its home base in Paris/Le Bourget (France), is the largest in the world dedicated exclusively to Falcons, with seven hangars and 25 aircraft bays.

Jean Kayanakis, general manager for DFS, said, “Since its inception fifty years ago, DFS has committed itself to optimizing interaction and proximity to Falcon operators and ensuring that they enjoy access to the best and most complete package of support services available in the industry. Maximizing customer satisfaction and maintaining ownership value remain our primary objective.”

In 1988, in cooperation with Flight Training International, it created the Falcon Training Center that is also located at Le Bourget. The center recently installed the first full flight simulator for Dassault’s new ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet. In 2004, DFS founded its first satellite service center in Rome, Italy, and later added facilities in Nice, France and London/Luton, both in the UK, and more recently, at Vnukovo International in Moscow, Russia, and in Libreville, Gabon. The satellite network handles around 1,500 customer events annually.

In October 2016, DFS inaugurated a second MRO center in Mérignac, near Bordeaux, to service the Falcon 7X, 8X and future large-body models. Also, in May of this year, DFS signed an agreement with Japan Air Lines (JAL) that will enable JAL customers to travel on to destinations in Europe and Africa not covered by the airline’s commercial network by using DFS’s charter fleet and Le Bourget FBO. These are just come of the company’s achievements over its 50-year existence.

October 2, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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